Bug #639

Missing man-pages for pkgsrc

Added by erik-wikstrom over 9 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

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There ought to be some page for pkgsrc, since that is probably the first
a new user will try when he/she wants to find out something about
pkgsrc. NetBSD gives you packages(7), we might want to do that also or
just refer to pkgsrc.txt.

Alos there is no man-page for mk.conf, might the one from NetBSD be
usable for us?


#1 Updated by swildner over 9 years ago

You should get packages(7) with the bootstrap AFACT.

IMO the pkgsrc.7 -> packages.7 link and the mk.conf manpage should be
part of the bootstrap so that not each system that uses pkgsrc have to
provide their own.

I've Cc'd Jeremy Reed, maybe he has some more insight on whether this
could be added to the bootstrap.


#2 Updated by joerg over 9 years ago

No, it should not be. The bootstrap contains only the essientell parts
to get the infrastructure running. Just because it is useful is not a
reason to get it into the bootstrap.

The package that used to contain packages.7 (pkgtools/pkgmanpages) was
removed because it was outdated and the redundant to the pkgsrc guide.
The latter should be considered the authoritive set and can be found in


#3 Updated by justin over 9 years ago

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