pkgadd.8 and prt-get.8: more details added

master
John McQuah 8 months ago
parent b0fd60049d
commit 06789efe1b

@ -2,20 +2,35 @@
.SH NAME
pkgadd \- install software package
.SH SYNOPSIS
\fBpkgadd [options] <file>\fP
\fBpkgadd [options] <package>\fP
.SH DESCRIPTION
\fBpkgadd\fP is a \fIpackage management\fP utility, which installs
a software package. A \fIpackage\fP is an archive of files (.pkg.tar.gz).
.SH OPTIONS
.TP
.B "\-u, \-\-upgrade"
Upgrade/replace package with the same name as <file>.
Upgrade/replace package with the same name as <package>. This action
comprises several steps. First the contents of <package> are matched against
the INSTALL NO directives in pkgadd.conf, and against those files listed in /var/lib/pkg/db
that are NOT owned by the previously-installed version of <package>. Any file owned by the
previously-installed version is considered eligible for overwriting, unless it matches an
UPGRADE NO directive in pkgadd.conf.
At this point pkgadd has constructed a "non-install" list, a "conflicting files" list, and a "keep"
list. (The "keep" list is unique to an upgrade operation, but the other two lists also affect a
regular install operation.)
After writing the anticipated changes to the package database, \fIpkgadd\fP finishes by unpacking
the contents of <package> onto the filesystem, using the "keep" list to shield wanted files from
deletion, and the "conflicting files" list to skip the installation unless \-f is in effect. (See
the next option.) Files that were not written to the disk are preserved under /var/lib/pkg/rejected
(See the \fBCONFIGURATION\fP section for details).
.TP
.B "\-f, \-\-force"
Force installation, overwrite conflicting files. If the package
that is about to be installed contains files that are already
installed this option will cause all those files to be overwritten.
This option should be used with care, preferably not at all.
Force installation, overwrite conflicting files. If <package> contains files
that are already on the filesystem, this option will cause all those files to
be overwritten. This option should be used with care, preferably not at all.
.TP
.B "\-r, \-\-root <altroot>"
Specify alternative installation root (default is "/"). This
@ -25,6 +40,10 @@ if you want to install a package on a temporary mounted partition,
which is "owned" by another system. By using this option you not only
specify where the software should be installed, but you also
specify which package database will be used.
\fBpkgadd\fP processes spawned by \fBprt\-get install \-r <altroot>\fP will modify
the package database under <altroot>, but the preliminary steps of downloading sources
and building the requested packages can occur in a ports tree outside the <altroot> location.
.TP
.B "\-c, \-\-config <path>"
Specify an alternative configuration file (default is "/etc/pkgadd.conf",
@ -48,13 +67,15 @@ UPGRADE ^etc/X11/.*$ YES
UPGRADE ^etc/X11/XF86Config$ NO
.fi
The above example will cause pkgadd to never upgrade anything in /etc/ or /var/log/ (subdirectories included),
except files in /etc/X11/ (subdirectories included), unless it is the file /etc/X11/XF86Config.
The above example will cause pkgadd to never upgrade anything in /etc/ or /var/log/
(subdirectories included), except files in /etc/X11/ (subdirectories included),
unless it is the file /etc/X11/XF86Config.
The default rule is to upgrade/install everything, rules in this file are exceptions to that rule.
(NOTE! A \fIpattern\fP should never contain an initial "/" since you are referring to the files in the
package, not the files on the disk.)
If pkgadd finds that a specific file should not be upgraded it will install it under \fI/var/lib/pkg/rejected/\fP.
If pkgadd finds that a specific file should not be upgraded it will install it under
\fI/var/lib/pkg/rejected/\fP.
The user is then free to examine/use/remove that file manually.
.SH FILES
.TP

@ -410,7 +410,7 @@ Check whether each package given on the command line is installed. Output in the
arguments is separated by newlines, suitable for processing by awk or grep. Similar to
.B pkginfo \-i|grep \-E '^(package1|package2|...)'
but does not print the version information. This command has a return value of 0 if
<package> is installed, otherwise a return value greater than 0.
all packages given as argument are installed, otherwise a return value greater than 0.
.TP
.B current <package>

Loading…
Cancel
Save