HTTPS on, git, reproducible builds

Polytropon freebsd at
Sat Sep 19 13:15:19 UTC 2015

On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:50:23 +0300, Slawa Olhovchenkov wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:10:36AM +0200, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
> > Slawa Olhovchenkov <slw at> writes:
> > > freebsd-update builds is inreproducible by the freebsd-update-server bug[s].
> > 
> > freebsd-update will most likely be gone in 11.
> What is planed for replacement?

As far as I could understand, pkg will deal with the components
comprising the OS in the same manner as it does for the ports
collection. So the kernel, the userland, the sources and so on
will "become packages" for pkg to install or upgrade. This is
a similar approach to common package management on Linux, except
that Linux (as a term to summarize all the many distributions)
doesn't have an OS ("the base OS") per se.

You can already see this kind of development: The documentation
has become a package, and the package manager itself is a
package (separated from the OS, which only contains a bootstrap
loader for the real program). Finally, the installation process
could become a task of "pkg install", instead of "tar xf". And
a unification of the infrastructures could lead to additional
benefits (only _one_ system for both components - OS and ports).

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