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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:11:15 +0000
From:      Mike Clarke <>
Cc:        David Newman <>
Subject:   Re: frequency of pkg updates
Message-ID:  <2028260.lLgEXe72zl@curlew.lan>
In-Reply-To: <>
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On Wednesday 21 Jan 2015 11:17:23 David Newman wrote:

> How often is the FreeBSD pkg repository updated?
> Asking because 'sudo pkg audit' sometimes shows vulnerabilities in one
> or more packages, yet 'sudo pkg update && sudo pkg upgrade -f <pkg
> name>' offers only to reinstall the vulnerable version.
> An updated pkg can take days to show up. The ports tree is updated much
> faster, but I'm trying to move to pkg where possible. (Yes, I know I
> could run poudriere and create a pkg repository, but I'm asking here
> about FreeBSD's pkg system.)
> This is on 10.1-RELEASE-p4 amd64.

You can check on the state of the latest build at for AMD64 and for i386.

Any ports which have been updated since the start of the build won't appear in 
the repository until the following week's build.

Mike Clarke

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