pkg 1.3.0 is released

portmgrThe FreeBSD Ports Management Team have released pkg 1.3.0 after 9 months of hard work. The following lists some of the major changes:

– New solver, now pkg has a real SAT solver able to automatically handle conflicts and dynamically discover them. (yes pkg set -o is deprecated now)
– pkg install now able to install local files as well and resolve their
dependencies from the remote repositories
– Lots of parts of the code has been sandboxed
– Lots of rework to improve portability
– Package installation process has been reworked to be safer and handle properly the schg flags
– Important modification of the locking system for finer grain locks
– Massive usage of libucl
– Simplification of the API
– Lots of improvements on the UI to provide a better user experience.
– Lots of improvements in multi repository mode
– pkg audit code has been moved into the library
– pkg -o A=B that will overwrite configuration file from cli
– The ui now support long options
– The unicity of a package is not anymore origin
– Tons of bug fixes
– Tons of behaviours fixes
– Way more!

Check out the official announcement here: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports-announce/2014-July/000084.html

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