Is pkg quarterly really needed?

qjail1 qjail1 at
Thu Apr 20 18:13:47 UTC 2017

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

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?


Is there a better place to over ride this setting than in 

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