New packaging approach

DTD doug at
Sun Dec 10 05:51:30 UTC 2017

On Sat, 9 Dec 2017, Polytropon wrote:

> However, I am not sure how the new packaging approach will handle this. As you 
> might have read, pkg will be used for installing and upgrading OS files in the 
> future, so there will not be the big difference "freebsd-update" and "pkg 
> update" / "pkg upgrade".

Where can I read about this? If this leads to dependency issues similar to those 
encountered with desktops, my reaction is more of 'oh s--t' rather then 'oh 
boy'. Back to the days when the odd or even versions numbers were for those of 
us (read me) who do not track Stable for similar reasons.

Douglas Denault
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