On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Garrett Wollman < woll...@hergotha.csail.mit.edu> wrote:
> In article <alpine.bsf.2.11.1407251459370.72...@wonkity.com> you write: > > >Writing "an article" is hard. Writing a small section on how deleting > >packages is different between pkg and, say, apt, is much easier. The > >scope is known. > > Indeed, it's pretty trivial. > > I think the sort of article Craig was looking for was more on the > order of > > apt command pkg command > apt-get update pkg update (*1) > ... ... > > (*1) Explanation of differences between how apt behaves and how pkg > behaves. > > The set of common apt operations is pretty well-known, and most of > them have direct pkg(8) equivalents. > Hi, Garrett is describing exactly what I am looking for. I'm not looking for a complicated article explaining the internal differences between apt and pkg. Very few people have the interest or patience to read that. Providing a simple table contrasting the basic apt/yum/rpm/pkg commands for installing/upgrading/deleting packages is mostly what is needed. We need to show people that installing packages on FreeBSD is not like the "bad old pkg_add days" which people have bad memories of. We need to show that pkg is as good as what people are used to on modern Linux distributions. I have less experience with OS X, but if we can show people that pkg is as good as (or better than) MacPorts or Homebrew for installing third-party packages, that would be great as well, but focusing on Linux first would be good. -- Craig _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"