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

Jonathan Anderson jonathan.robert.anderson at
Sat Aug 25 00:47:31 UTC 2012

On Saturday, 25 August 2012 at 01:33, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 01:25:15AM +0100, Jonathan Anderson wrote:
> > On 24 Aug 2012, at 23:38, Doug Barton <dougb at (mailto: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.
I also fail to see the problem. :) Just to be clear, my post was arguing against Doug's assertion that few will use pkg's bootstrapper (and that this is a problem): I hope that pkgng and package sets will vastly increase the use of binary packages by FreeBSD consumers.
> /usr/sbin/pkg installs /usr/local/sbin/pkg without requiring the Ports
> Collection to be available locally.

Which is exactly the behaviour that I want: I view the ports tree as a last resort to be used only if binary packages fail to fulfil my needs. Sometimes I don't even bother fetching it. Once again, we may be in violent agreement here. :)

Jonathan Anderson
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