pkg question ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Tue Aug 5 13:50:04 UTC 2014


On 08/05/14 08:19, Roland Smith wrote:
> 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+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/${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.
>
> Roland


OK, very well. I just installed XFCE, rxvt, & samba 3.6, When I do an 
'apropos xfce', is says 'xfce: nothing appropriate' .... I did a 
'makewhatis -av' & still nothing .... surely there are some man pages ?!?!?!


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