Bug 246091 - handbook: explain why the instruction for bootstrapping package results in an error message
Summary: handbook: explain why the instruction for bootstrapping package results in an...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2020-05-01 12:18 UTC by donaldcallen
Modified: 2020-08-15 04:01 UTC (History)
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Small change to the Handbook to fix this problem (68.26 KB, text/plain)
2020-05-07 02:28 UTC, donaldcallen
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Description donaldcallen 2020-05-01 12:18:22 UTC
After installing the system, to use pkg, the Handbook provides the following instruction:

To bootstrap the system, run:
# /usr/sbin/pkg

Following the Handbook's instruction results in an error message, complaining about missing arguments.

The bootstrapping process does work, but the error message could very well be disconcerting to an inexperienced FreeBSD user, perhaps even leading such a user to believe that the bootstrapping process had failed.
Comment 1 donaldcallen 2020-05-07 02:28:22 UTC
Created attachment 214216 [details]
Small change to the Handbook to fix this problem