Subject: Re: Things That Suck About pkgsrc, part 3
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/13/1998 11:38:26
"Charles M. Hannum" writes:
> Consider what happens when I give Joe Random a CD.  They install
> NetBSD.  Now say they want to install `sudo'.  *Where* do they look?

Far better than documentation would be a neat windowing or even curses
based app that let you install/uninstall various packages and was

It could even be integrated into sysinst.

However, I personally cannot work on this. "It would be nice,


> 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.