Is pkg quarterly really needed?

RW rwmaillists at
Tue Apr 18 15:32:39 UTC 2017

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:54:21 -0400
qjail1 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.
The old package system never got any package updates at all for

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