Bug 178049 - [handbook] PKGNG information misleading
Summary: [handbook] PKGNG information misleading
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
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Reported: 2013-04-22 12:30 UTC by Kimmo Paasiala
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:27 UTC (History)
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Description Kimmo Paasiala 2013-04-22 12:30:00 UTC
The sentence at the beginning of "Using pkgng for Binary Package Management" section leads one to believe that PKGNG tools are not used when building ports(7) the usual way with WITH_PKGNG set.

"While ports-mgmt/portmaster and ports-mgmt/portupgrade can install third-party software from both binary packages and the Ports Collection, pkgng installs only binary packages."

This could be rewritten to:

"While ports-mgmt/portmaster and ports-mgmt/portupgrade can install third-party software from both binary packages and the Ports Collection, pkgng only deals with installing and registering of binary packages into the system. Software installed from the Ports Collection are registered into the system as pkgng packages that can be updated by using binary packages or the Ports Collection".
Comment 1 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2013-05-31 17:15:47 UTC
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From-To: freebsd-doc->crees

I'll take it.
Comment 2 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2013-05-31 18:04:55 UTC
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From-To: open->feedback

How about the following patch? 
http://www.bayofrum.net/~crees/patches/doc-handbook-ports-pkgng-portmaster.diff 
"If the ports tree is used directly instead of pre-built packages, pkgng 
is not a replacement for tools such as ports-mgmt/portmaster or 
ports-mgmt/portupgrade. These tools work together with pkgng to update 
packages that are installed via ports."
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:01:25 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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