How do you tell pkg_add to just download the packages ?

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Thu Apr 20 22:59:26 UTC 2006

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:28:57 +0800
"Low Kian Seong" <freebsd.low at> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I come from a debian background, and in debian you can pass an
> argument to apt-get to tell it to download all the packages first
> without installing them first, is there a similar argument that I can
> pass to pkg_add ( I want to use binaries ) or are there other tools I
> can use ?

man pkg_fetch

Actually, you would do well to familiarize yourself with *all* of the
pkg_* tools.

man -k pkg

Then, when you're ready, install portupgrade and forget about all of
that stuff.  :-)

Conrad J. Sabatier <conrads at> -- "In Unix veritas"

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