pkgng suggestion: renaming /usr/sbin/pkg to
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 24 03:00:01 UTC 2012
On 8/23/2012 7:23 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:
> On 23 August 2012 22:15, Steve Wills <swills at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2012, at 10:08 PM, Eitan Adler wrote:
>>> On 23 August 2012 22:05, Steve Wills <swills at freebsd.org> 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!" (http://xkcd.com/386/), 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
No, POLA refers to not changing long-established practices out from
under the user.
I tend to agree with Steve here ... we can't be responsible for other
people's poorly written docs. You bring up a valid point that we should
keep in mind for our own however. The bootstrapping issue will be the
smallest possible annoyance on a long road of the migration process.
OTOH this is a good use case for the "prompt the user when they type a
command for something that can be installed from ports" idea. :)
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something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what
I can do.
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