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Old 04-10-2013, 02:18 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm an ex-PCBSD user and a current FreeBSD user - I switched just to learn the underlying system a bit better and because I prefer a more text-based interface.

However, I love the PBI's and I've set up my FreeBSD system to use them [for the few graphical apps I actually use], according to this guide I wrote: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=35180

My question is this: what is the advantage of switching to the new pkgng repo, as suggested here: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Turn...our_PKGNG_repo

What's the difference between this, and just using pkgng or pkg_add?
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Hi everyone,

I'm an ex-PCBSD user and a current FreeBSD user - I switched just to learn the underlying system a bit better and because I prefer a more text-based interface.

However, I love the PBI's and I've set up my FreeBSD system to use them [for the few graphical apps I actually use], according to this guide I wrote: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=35180

My question is this: what is the advantage of switching to the new pkgng repo, as suggested here: http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Turn...our_PKGNG_repo

What's the difference between this, and just using pkgng or pkg_add?
I think the main advantage may be in getting to use 1) pkgng with 2) freshly built packages for 9.1. AFAIK, FreeBSD hasn't finished reworking their packages. But I could be way wrong.
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I think you're right. As others have mentioned, due to the latest security issues the packages have not been updated completely.

but, once all the new pkgng packages in the "standard" FreeBSD package repo have been updated, what exactly is the advantage of using the PCBSD repo?
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:11 PM
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but, once all the new pkgng packages in the "standard" FreeBSD package repo have been updated, what exactly is the advantage of using the PCBSD repo?
That's a good question. I would like to imagine that the PC-BSD & FreeBSD pkg repos would be synchronized, but I'm not sure. PC-BSD is FreeBSD w/ a bit of window-dressing, so it seems like the above guess would be closer to the mark than not....

/bds is just a speculator.
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Currently, the main differences are what bds already pointed out, pkgNG with available 9.1 packages.

Once/If FreeBSD gets around to releasing packages again, they will probably just stick to their previous model and only release a single package set for each release (meaning that the available packages will not be kept up to date), while the PC-BSD package repo is constantly being updated to stay current with the latest versions of applications in ports (I think we are currently updating bi-weekly, but we will try to move to weekly package updates here soon).
In addition to this, the PC-BSD repo also contains packages for all the PC-BSD tools, which will allow you to install the text-based (and/or graphical) versions of the PBI manager and the Warden (in addition to others) as you wish.
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Here's some of the differences:

1. We will be updating our PKGNG repo ~weekly-ish

2. It includes packages for the PC-BSD utilities, also updated with
bugfixes & enhancements as they happen

Aside from that, you can switch between ours and theirs as you wish. Our
packages are built with a bit more generous set of options as well, like
extra codecs, optional features, etc.
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Is it possible to see the set of options used to build each package in pc-bsd repository? This will be helpful when deciding which repository to follow and whether one needs to build from ports in order to get a particular set of options.

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We don't have fancy listing anywhere, just the default make.conf file:

http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser/pcbsd/...port-make.conf

If you see any options you would like changed, go ahead and let me know
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