Post-install messages

Freddie Cash fjwcash at
Fri Apr 8 18:40:22 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 11:37 AM, Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg at>

> I am bringing up a new 10.3-RELEASE system from scratch.
> While doing so, I unfortunately rushed ahead and installed
> several packages I knew I needed using the "pkg install"
> command, but I neglected to look carefully at all of the
> helpful post-install messages for each package.  Most of
> these post-install messages appear to be merely informative,
> however some of these appear to be REALLY critical, e.g. the
> ones you get after "pkg install bash".
> Is there a way for me to go back now and see again all of the
> post-install messages for all of the packages that I have
> already installed, so that I can make sure that I've done
> everything that should be done to properly install all these?
> I am hoping that there is some way for me to see all these
> messages again *without* having to force re-install all of the
> relevant packages.

​man pkg-query

Read up on the %M (message contained in the matched package) option.  That
probably does what you want.​

Freddie Cash
fjwcash at

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