Subject: pkg/23035: Pkgsrc documentation incomplete
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/02/2003 09:48:27
>Number:         23035
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Pkgsrc documentation incomplete
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 02 07:48:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Peter Bex
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZC
System: NetBSD frohike 1.6ZC NetBSD 1.6ZC (FROHIKE) #3: Wed Sep 24 01:32:20 CEST 2003 airhead@frohike:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/FROHIKE i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Pkgsrc's documentation (on the site as well as in Packages.txt) on make targets
is very incomplete. This is annoying for users as well as developers, since
people have to ask about the same things over and over.
Examples of often asked questions are:
- How to show dependencies of packages
- How to know which mk.conf options are available for the current package
- How to request the version of the package
(There surely are more, but I don't know about them so I can't list them)

Even though, for example, 'make readme' is described (which will also show
version and dependencies), I think the targets should be listed somewhere at
the very least.

Write about it ;)