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

Steve Wills swills at
Fri Aug 24 02:55:29 UTC 2012

On Aug 23, 2012, at 10:23 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:

> On 23 August 2012 22:15, Steve Wills <swills at> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2012, at 10:08 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>> On 23 August 2012 22:05, Steve Wills <swills at> wrote:
>>>> Why can't one of those steps be to run "pkg-bootstrap"?
>>> Because the how-to may not be for a new system ;)
>> The possibility of bad docs somewhere outside of our control, when we can (and I am actively working on) document(ing) pkgng for the handbook seems kinda thin. It's not even "Something's wrong on the Internet!" (, it's "Something might some day be wrong on the Internet!"
> It isn't a problem of bad docs. Its a problem of the user following
> some not-for-new-systems documentation and getting very confused when
> they see "command not found.". It is practically the definition of

As far as I understand it, POLA is about changing existing things:

So this isn't POLA, it's documentation.


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