Is pkg quarterly really needed?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Thu Apr 20 18:39:52 UTC 2017

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 02:13:52PM -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",

Tell them not to modify that file but to override it:
cat /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/whatever.conf
FreeBSD: {
	url: "pkg+${ABI}/latest"


Best regards,
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