pkg or ports.

Erich Dollansky erichsfreebsdlist at
Wed Feb 19 02:30:02 UTC 2014


On Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:01:42 +0100
Albert Shih <Albert.Shih at> wrote:

> I'm little lost since FreeBSD introduce pkgng.

it did not change much for me. You can still mix as you want. The
problems come up when you update. It is then either or.

I use two ways to keep my machine as current as possible. I use first
svn to get the latest ports tree. I then use portupgrade to compile and
install all modified ports.

Not using ports during updates is not that important as it hardly saves
time. More important is that you can instruct portupgrade to create
packages you can then use for other machines without any downloaded or


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