Port Changes FAQ

Chris Maness chris at chrismaness.com
Thu Jun 19 23:02:52 UTC 2014

If install a port by the old fashioned diving into the ports tree, and
#make install clean, will it be registered in the database that pkg
(8) reads?


On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 16/06/2014 22:05, Chris Maness wrote:
>> What version of FreeBSD implements the now pkg (8)?
> pkg(8) works on all supported version of FreeBSD -- basically anywhere
> that the ports tree works.  It would probably work on earlier versions,
> but that hasn't been well tested.  Basically, if you have /usr/sbin/pkg
> on your system (which is the shim that pulls in the real pkg(8)) then
> you're good to go.
> pkg(8) is default in 10.0 and will be default in all releases to come on
> all branches from now on.  Given that the declared EoL of the old
> pkg_tools is due in September there's only one more release (9.3) that
> could possibly not have pkg(8) as default: however, my understanding is
> that there are no plans to provide any old-style packages with that release.
>         Cheers,
>         Matthew
> --
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.
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