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

Doug Barton dougb at
Thu Aug 23 22:29:36 UTC 2012

On 8/23/2012 3:19 PM, 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.

Yes please.

Every time in the past that we have talked about moving the pkg_* tools
to the ports the corresponding change for the base was to have a
pkg_bootstrap tool that was a use once and forget kind of thing. I was
quite surprised when sbin/pkg was added, but since people tell me I
already comment on too much, I decided to wait and see what others thought.



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    I can do.
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