On Jul 13, 2013, at 9:24 PM, Peter Wemm wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Teske, Devin
> <devin.te...@fisglobal.com> wrote:
>> So yes... I'm asking... in a HEAD world, what is the "officially supported" 
>> method of acquisition?
> This has been answered elsewhere, but to be absolutely clear:
> * 10.0 will ship with pkgng format packages.

Ok. Respectfully not what I was inquiring about.

> * pkgng will be configured to pull via http from project
> infrastructure by default.

Thanks. Good to know. So when you don't define PACKAGESITE, it defaults to HTTP.

How about rquery? What protocol does that use? and what does it talk to?

> * The project will not be providing pkg_install format packages via
> any method for 10.x.

Yes, I know this from previous announcements (not the topic at-hand; 

> This doesn't stop third parties building and providing them
> unofficially but my understanding is that they won't be on any project
> operated freebsd.org sites.

Question: Where can I learn more about the actual format of what's in the new 
tarballs? This is going to be important not for bsdconfig, but $work (we have 
our own build platform; I'm going to have to rewrite it from mastering PLIST 
files to mastering YAML MANIFEST files and I want to know all the gritty 

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