[nycbug-talk] FreeBSD and pkgng

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Tue Jul 17 18:01:36 EDT 2012

On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 03:17:36PM -0400, George Neville-Neil wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2012, at 14:33 , Pete Wright wrote:
>> > after reading a delightful exchange on freebsd-current@ regarding that
>> > status of pkgng i decided to check in on the project and see how its
>> > coming along:
>> >
>> > https://github.com/pkgng/pkgng
>> >
>> > i think i'm going to cut one of my personal systems over to pkgng and
>> > was wondering if:
>> >
>> > 1) what impressions people have using it so far
>> I've switched my laptop over to it and it's working OK.  The biggest
>> issue now is getting packages built for it etc.  The package servers
>> are being updated so that's going to help a lot.
> awesome thanks for the info George - i was wondering how i was going to
> go about populating my own systems.  i did manage to convert some of my
> prebuilt packages to pkgng - but if upstream folks are already working
> on this then maybe my effort is not needed :)

Pkgng definetly looks lovely.  It seems to be very similar to what
NetBSD and MINIX use -- pkgin.  Both @bapt and @imil exchanged some
ideas during development.  I hope it's gonna be default for FreeBSD


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