Subject: Things That Suck About pkgsrc, part 3
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/13/1998 10:50:40
We still don't have any `useful' documentation on the pkg system, or
any way to install pkgs from the main installation system.

Consider what happens when I give Joe Random a CD.  They install
NetBSD.  Now say they want to install `sudo'.  *Where* do they look?
I'm sure that on reading this, lots of people will say or think `in
pkgsrc', but Joe Random *doesn't know that*.  Even if he manages to
figure out that's what's on the second CD, he still doesn't know how
to use it.

The man pages are fine as a reference, but for the average user, we
need something more instructive and tutorial, or they'll never be able
to use it.