PKGng: The new package manager of FreeBSD
So what's PKGng?
pkg is the new package manager of FreeBSD. Packages in FreeBSD used to be managed using several different commands, some of them with overlapping functionality (pkg_delete, pkg_deinstall). The whole system was functional but inefficient. It was also slow due to the underlying infrastructure. Everyone who has ever used pkg_info knows what I am talking about. The new system is much faster due in part to the use of an SQLite database.
Some time ago, the task of re-thinking the package manager was taken over by a group FreeBSD developers. Finally, with the upcoming of the 9.1-RELEASE version, pkg was ...