blackend at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jul 24 12:32:13 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 12:06:41PM +0200, Peter N. M. Hansteen wrote:
> "Simon L. Nielsen" <simon at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > Personally I think maneging ports is such an integral part of running
> > a FreeBSD system that it should be in the Handbook itself.
> FWIW, I agree with Simon here. The ports+packages system is very much
> part of the daily care and feeding. If this amounts to moving the
> description of how to install ports and maintain them on a running
> system out of the Handbook, I think it's not a very wise move.
I also agree but Giorgos and Mark's ideas are interesting.
Adding, removing, upgrading applications is one of the most important
managing task for the normal user. I would even add this task is maybe
the only one a normal user will use to perform on a frequent basis, once
the system has been installed. So, it's difficult to imagine the
Handbook without a chapter about these operations. But this normal user
doesn't need to become a ports system expert, he just need to know
simple/general methods to install, remove and upgrade his applications.
The specific/expert methods (and tools?) should be the subject of
specific articles or parts of the Porters Handbook.
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