On 8/23/2012 7:23 PM, Eitan Adler wrote: > On 23 August 2012 22:15, Steve Wills <swi...@freebsd.org> wrote: >> On Aug 23, 2012, at 10:08 PM, Eitan Adler wrote: >> >>> On 23 August 2012 22:05, Steve Wills <swi...@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 > POLA.
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. :) Doug -- I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. -- Edward Everett Hale, (1822 - 1909) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"