pkg question ....

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Aug 5 13:19:16 UTC 2014

On Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 07:48:55AM -0500, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> .... is there a way to get pkg to list all available packages for 
> installation ? 'yum -y list available' works nicely under RH linux 
> distros ....

    pkg rquery -a '%n-%v'

Assuming you have the FreeBSD repo set up in /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos/FreeBSD.conf:

    FreeBSD: {
      url: "pkg+${ABI}/latest",
      mirror_type: "srv",
      enabled: yes

> Also, I type in 'pkg info' & all I get back is 'pkg-1.3.3 
> Package manager' .... I expected a list of all packages installed so far 
> (just the base install for me at the moment) ....

The base install doesn't exist in packages. Packages are only for ports.
So it shows exactly what it should.

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