On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 09:12:53PM +0300, Slawa Olhovchenkov wrote:
> I see two hudge problem for support upgrades from older RELEASE
> versions (supported too): key (used for repo signing) change and need
> to access ports packages to install (installed outdated release can't
> find pkg packet for install).
> Can you more detailed describe current propolsal of new packaging
> system? pkg is part of base installed packages? Or after installing
> base packages pkg installed from `ports`? For disc1.iso case.
> How handled boot/device.hints and var/db/etcupdate?
> How handled boot block updates?

These are all valid questions, but let's take a step back for a bit, and
not put the carriage in front of the horse.

The initial email in this thread was intended to provide an update on
the status.  Some things, such as file merging, is already in place in
a few of the packages.  Not all, yet.

Unexpected things are going to happen.  That is the only thing that is
a guarantee right now.  In other words, implementation (from what is now
in the project branch) may change.  And yes, there needs to be a way to
upgrade from older releases.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.


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