docs/182202: Handbook pkgng description doesn't mention there are no repos

Scott Robbins scottro11 at
Wed Sep 18 12:00:01 UTC 2013

>Number:         182202
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       Handbook pkgng description doesn't mention there are no repos
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Sep 18 12:00:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Scott Robbins
>Release:        FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA1 amd64
System: FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA1 FreeBSD 10.0-ALPHA1 #0: Sat Sep 14 23:35:11 EDT 2013 root at amd64

	Handbook implies (by mentioning how it improves upon old program)
that users should switch to pkgng.  However, it doesn't mention that there
are currently no available repositories for pkgng, 
regardless of branch.  Even the 3rd party repositories, such as PCBSD's,
are limited--for example, PCBSD's repository is only for amd64.
	Follow Handbook's instructions for installing pkgng.  Then attempt
to use it to install something.

	Perhaps, until this rectified, an entry in the pkgng section of
the Handbook, informing the reader that despite improvements to the older
programs, there are currently no official FreeBSD repositories of pkgng
packages, and that if the user wishes to use pkgng, they can use PCBSD's or
exonetric's, at their own risk.


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