Subject: pkg/25823: pkgsrc documentation fails to mention bmake
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From: None <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 06/04/2004 19:25:28
>Number:         25823
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       bmake is not clearly mentioned for pkgsrc use on non-netbsd systems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun 04 23:27:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Steve Rumble
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (T23) #0: Mon May 31 15:22:33 EDT 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Chapter 2 of the pkgsrc documentation at
fails to mention bmake. While the index page makes a
note, a potential user may not locate it after following the
"Complete pkgsrc documentation" link, which points to the
above url.

A quick note in an obvious place on the aforementioned page
would be helpful. Additionally, if pkgsrc could be made to
recognise if an incompatible make/bmake is being used and
notify the user it would be more newbie-friendly.