Modernizing freebsd-update or moving to source upgrades

Baho Utot baho-utot at
Mon Nov 6 00:19:22 UTC 2017

On 11/05/17 18:26, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Nov 2017 09:11:48 -0500 (EST), Colin Henein wrote:
>> With the new EOL policy, people will need to be upgrading a lot more
>> than before, and I am wondering if there are plans to improve or
>> replace the freebsd-update utility with something more modern.
> This will soon be pkg's task. If I understand the ongoing development
> correctly, pkg will also manage the base (i. e., the OS) components
> which will then be thought of as packages, too.

I tried once to use the packaged base and all I could say was OH SHIT! 
amonst other 4 letter words.  No packaged base for me unless I do it my 

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