On Fri, 25 Jul 2014, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
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. 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.
This gave me a flashback to the last time somebody said "Oh, I just want a simple little program." :)
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.
The wiki should be ideal for this. Start a table, fill in what you can, and others can fill in the other parts.
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