Force install function in PKGNG

James Griffin jmzgriffin at
Thu Jan 30 11:18:21 UTC 2014

On 2014-01-29, Kenneth Hatteland <kenneth.hatteland at> wrote:
> My system always have had problems getting my HP cp1515n to work. But 
> installing HPLIP from ports, then installing HPIJS with pkg_add -rf will 
> get the correct PPDs to show up in CUPS.
>   After swithcing to pkgng it does not seem to exist a force option so  
> I have to do all my prints on another machine, which is slightly 
> annoying. I have read man pages and googled but can not seem to find a 
> force funtion. Does anybody know about one or have a better way of 
> making the right PPDs install to get my printer going ? Having only 
> HPLIP, or HPIJS installed does not make this possible.
> Thanks in advance, Kenneth Hatteland

Have a look at the pkg-add(8) man page. Specifically, the -f option.
This provides the force function you need I believe. Or you might be
able to build it as a port to get it installed. 

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