Aegis is a transaction-based software configuration management system. It provides a framework within which a team of developers may work on many changes to a program independently, and Aegis coordinates integrating these changes back into the master source of the program, with as little disruption as possible. The win in using Aegis is that there are O(n) interactions between developers and the baseline. Contrast this with a master source which is being edited directly by the developers - there are O(n!) interactions between developers - this makes adding "just one more" developer a potential disaster. Aegis allows concurrent editing, and a resolution mechanism just before the change must be integrated, meaning fewer delays for J.A.Programmer. Aegis also has strong support for geographically distributed development. It supports both push and pull models, and many distribution topologies. Aegis' normal development process is used to validate received change sets before committing them.
Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.
The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.
Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.
Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.