pkg install: what is the "first" repository?

Matthew Pounsett matt at
Fri Jan 17 16:50:22 UTC 2014

On Jan 17, 2014, at 01:49 , Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> wrote:

> Note that there are changes in the pipeline which will make a
> significant difference to the way pkg selects which repository to pull a
> package from, as part of a complete revision of how dependency solving
> works.

Yeah, I can think of cases where the current selection rules would result in breakage without significant manual intervention.    For one thing, it would be beneficial if, for any package that has dependencies, pkg preferred getting the dependencies from the same repo as the original package, regardless of any other ordering rules.

What’s the best place to watch for those changes making it to release?  Is there a PR I can pay attention to?

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