Interactive tool for installing packages

Marin Atanasov Nikolov dnaeon at
Tue Nov 9 20:03:49 UTC 2010


Some time ago I've started a thread on freebsd-ports@ regarding an
interactive tool for installing packages under FreeBSD - pkg_add_it.

Now that I got some time to work on the program, I have added a few
additional features to it, which I think someone might find useful

 - dependencies tree view of packages (useful to find out package dependencies)
 - a similar tool that does this already exists - pkg_tree, but it
only works for installed ports, while pkg_add_it can show you every
package from INDEX
 - regex support
 - displays categories and packages from each of them found in INDEX
 - some code improvements, etc...

The code can be found here [1] and in order to install the program, you need to:

# git clone git://
# cd pkg_add_it && make install clean

I still haven't updated the manual pages yet, but you can read
something about the program on the web page [2].

Screenshots can be seen as well. [3]

Would be nice if someone can test it, and provide some feedback - what
can be removed, improved, added, etc..

Surely, there's room for improvement, but that's a start.. :)



Marin Atanasov Nikolov

dnaeon AT gmail DOT com
daemon AT unix-heaven DOT org

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