Subject: Re: packages(7) man page on non-NetBSD?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 06/08/2007 18:42:46
On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Thomas Klausner <wiz@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> > It's only in NetBSD for now; there was a package for packages(7), but
> > I don't see a package for pkgsrc(7) as worth the effort (for me) since
> > it doesn't contain much information.
> How about just adding the manual page (as sparse as it may be) to the
> bootstrap kit?
Yes, let's add it. I have been asked about it a few times outside of
NetBSD lists too.
I understand we don't want to waste time duplicating documentation, but I
still think the man page should be extended to be a least useful to
novice. Pointing a beginner to our pkgsrc Guide may be overwhelming :)
I have a pkgsrc.7 that some others on some mailing list helped write.
Jeremy C. Reed