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

John Baldwin jhb at
Fri Aug 31 12:15:10 UTC 2012

On Friday, August 31, 2012 5:59:10 am Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 01:02:06PM -1000, Doug Barton wrote:
> > On 08/30/2012 07:32 AM, John Baldwin wrote:
> > > On Thursday, August 30, 2012 1:10:24 pm Chris Rees wrote:
> > >> On 30 Aug 2012 18:03, "John Baldwin" <jhb at> wrote:
> > >>>
> > 
> > I agree with John on all counts here. Further, the idea of a
> > self-installing package, at least for the pkg stuff itself, addresses
> > the issue that someone else brought up about how to handle installation
> > of pkg by the installer for a new system.
> I like the idea of also providing a self-installing package, and it seems really
> easy to do, so I'll try to see what I can do in this area I'll wrote a PoC in 5
> minutes which looks pretty good, this could also be a very simple and easy way
> to integrate into bsdinstaller.
> I'll do work in that direction.
> Still it doesn't solve the problem of boostrapping pkgng in a fresh new box,
> because the user may not know where to download the

I do think that is something bsdinstall should be able to handle, and I would
certainly want bsdinstall to include a dialog that says "do you want to install
the package manager?"

John Baldwin

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