Wednesday, December 11, 2013

pkg - FreeBSD's new Package Manager is Finally Working

I was about to write a small entry about how to hook up FreeBSD's next-generation package manager (pkg) to PC-BSD's repository, as FreeBSD wasn't supplying package updates due to the security incident that occurred in Nov 2012.

However, pkg is now able to pull properly from FreeBSD sources, and it's a nice little program.

For all those still using the old pkg_* type tools, just type pkg and follow the prompts.

So far I am finding it easier to upgrade and maintain my packages with pkg, which is always a good thing.

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