Bsd pkgupdating date


23-Aug-2016 15:00

pkg (aka pkgng) 1.0 released is a quick overview of pkgng, how to use it and some of the new features that will be available.You might find the official wiki page interesting reading if you haven’t seen it already, pkgng – Free BSD Wiki.Free BSD’s response has always been, (not actual quote), “We have the ports collection, which is cooler and more flexible than just having some easy to use package manager.You can always do it yourself by writing scripts around the pkg_* tools or using portmaster’s –packages-only option”.Free BSD operating system can use binary packages with pkg utility, but for for some ocassion, like running newest versions of the code, you would want to compile some programs.For that, there is very useful ports collection that simplifies compilation process.

Hardware RAID offers good performance and does not solicit system resources but they are expensive and proprietary.

The tool queries the Vulnerability database (Vu XML) to check for known security vulnerabilities, even for ports installed as source (this is a new feature of the pkg tools, the pkg_* tools in Free BSD 9 did not have this feature, and the portaudit tool was used instead).