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

Glen Barber gjb at
Sat Aug 25 00:33:53 UTC 2012

On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 01:25:15AM +0100, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
> On 24 Aug 2012, at 23:38, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> > Let me rephrase that more simply ... very few users are ever going to
> > need the bootstrapping tool that will be in the base.

So, then they won't use it.  I fail to see the problem here.

> But surely the whole point of pkgng is that people *will* use pkg
> as the default method of acquiring third-party software, so they'll
> want to "pkg install foo" and have it Just Work. To say either "you
> must download the ports tree in order to use binary packages" or
> "you must use pkg_add to install pkg" seems to miss the point...

/usr/sbin/pkg installs /usr/local/sbin/pkg without requiring the Ports
Collection to be available locally.


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