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Re: pkg_install in base system again

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 8:17 AM, David Holland
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 08, 2011 at 01:09:14PM +0200, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
>  > > Or you could set $PATH correctly...
>  >
>  > If we have to explicitely skip outdated and buggy
>  > pkg_* tools in base, what is the reason to have it in base then?
> So it works out of the box? To avoid having to bootstrap (an extra
> step that people won't necessarily understand)? To avoid having to
> bootstrap so that afterwards you have to remember that /usr/bin/make
> and /usr/pkg/bin/bmake are different and never accidentally mix them
> up?
> It's a serious usability issue.

Isn't the real problem here an inability to update this part of the
base system sanely?

Shouldn't pkg_install, at least, be able to upgrade itself?

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