Better pkg bootstrapping instructions?

Tim Kientzle kientzle at
Thu Feb 14 05:41:05 UTC 2013

On Feb 13, 2013, at 2:23 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 02, 2013 at 09:46:41PM -0800, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> Especially on -CURRENT, it's not going to be uncommon
>> to see things like this:
>> The package management tool is not yet installed on your system.
>> Do you want to fetch and install it now? [y/N]: y
>> Bootstrapping pkg please wait
>> pkg: Error fetching Not Found
>> It would be nice if the next line said:
>>  "A pre-built version of pkg could not be found for your system."
>>  "Please install it from source using the ports-mgmt/pkg port."
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> Would this fit, in particular the wording?

Much better.

Better still to mention the specific port name:  pkg-mgmt/pkg
(assuming that port name will be reasonably stable over time).


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