Is pkg quarterly really needed?

krad kraduk at
Tue Apr 18 14:57:04 UTC 2017

quarterly does seem very cautious, maybe a monthly might be a good
alternative. I can understand people being hesitant about latest though. I
guess these are not the people who ask though. Maybe the real answer though
is to have a specific repo for that port for the bleeding edge people  much
like launchpad on ubuntu. It might get complicated though for big
dependency trees though.

On 18 April 2017 at 14:54, qjail1 <qjail1 at> wrote:

> I maintain a port and I have users complaining that the pkg system takes
> many months before the updated version of my port shows up in the pkg
> system.
> My response is I tell them to change a line in their /etc/pkg/FreeBSD.conf
> file
> from url: "pkg+${ABI}/quarterly",
> to   url: "pkg+${ABI}/latest",
> The old pkg system never had this quarterly update cycle and I see no
> reason to have it now when its so easy to over ride the default.
> Why not just change the default to "latest" and save on all the overhead
> of the quarterly cycle?
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