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  • 09.Aug.13
    PKGng: The new package manager of FreeBSD shell | fernape | (0)
    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 ...