Pkgng and pc-metapkgmanager/9.2

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Beginning in February, 2013, PC-BSD® switched from the traditional FreeBSD ports system to pkgng. All of the PC-BSD® utilities that deal with installing or updating software now use the pkgng system. This allows users to safely install non-PBI software from the command line without that software being deleted by a system upgrade.

PC-BSD® provides a custom command, pc-pkg which is a small wrapper to pkg in order to improve its functionality. When pc-pkg is used with the install or upgrade flags, it will automatically use the integrated aria2 downloader utility, which can significantly reduce download speeds over a slow link.


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