pkgng suggestion: renaming /usr/sbin/pkg to /usr/sbin/pkg-bootstrap

Steve Wills swills at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 23 22:20:07 UTC 2012


Hi,

It seems to me that renaming the pkg binary in /usr/sbin/pkg to /usr/sbin/pkg-bootstrap would make sense. From a user standpoint, it is confusing that running the command gets different results the second time it is run vs. the first time. I can imagine a user saying "I ran pkg, but it didn't do what they said it would.  Now I run it again, and it does do what it is supposed to." Also, it would enable setting up a pkg-bootstrap man page separate from the pkg man page, without confusion about which one you're looking at.

So, opinions? There may still be time to fix it for 9.1 if we can decide quickly.

Thanks,
Steve



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