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

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 23 22:27:18 UTC 2012


On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 06:19:57PM -0400, Steve Wills wrote:
> 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.
> 
I do personnally have no opinion on this, I have hesitated long between both
before choosing /usr/sbin/pkg.

I'm interested in other's opinion.

regards,
Bapt
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