cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add main.c pkg_add.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/create main.c pkg_create.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete main.c pkg_delete.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/info main.c pkg_info.1 ...

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Fri May 30 19:58:14 UTC 2008

I am curious what is our policy on using long options in the base system 
(if any)? I believe that pkg_install is the first non-contributed base 
system utility to actually widely use it. For some reason I've got 
impression that use of getopt_long is considered "the Linux/GNU way", 
this API provided for compatibility purposes and its use in base system 
is discouraged. Quick grep through /use/src seemingly supports that.

Can someone confirm/reject?

Florent Thoumie wrote:
> flz         2008-05-30 14:26:09 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/add main.c pkg_add.1 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/create main.c pkg_create.1 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete main.c pkg_delete.1 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/info main.c pkg_info.1 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/lib lib.h 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/updating main.c pkg_updating.1 
>     usr.sbin/pkg_install/version main.c pkg_version.1 
>   Log:
>   - Add long options to pkg_install.
>   - Remove check for '-?' as it's not listed in authorized options.
>   - Bump PKG_INSTALL_VERSION to 20080530.


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