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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for pkg_admin (netbsd section 1)

PKG_ADMIN(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual			     PKG_ADMIN(1)

     pkg_admin -- perform various administrative tasks to the pkg system

     pkg_admin [-bqSVv] [-C config] [-d lsdir] [-K pkg_dbdir] [-s sfx_pattern] command [args ...]

     This command performs various administrative tasks around the NetBSD Packages System.

     The following command-line options are supported:

     -b      Print only the base names when matching package names for lsall and lsbest.

     -C config
	     Read the configuration file from config instead of the system default.

     -d lsdir
	     Set lsdir as the path to the directory in which to find matching package names for
	     lsall and lsbest.

     -K pkg_dbdir
	     Override the value of the PKG_DBDIR configuration option with the value pkg_dbdir.

     -q      Perform checks in a quiet manner.	In normal operation, pkg_admin prints a '.' to
	     standard output to indicate progress.  This option suppresses this progress indica-

     -S      Set the shell glob pattern for package suffixes when matching package names for
	     lsall and lsbest to be the null suffix.

     -s sfx_pattern
	     Set the shell glob pattern for package suffixes when matching package names for
	     lsall and lsbest.	The default pattern is ".t[bg]z".

     -V      Print version number and exit.

     -v      Be more verbose.

     The following commands are supported:

     add pkg ...
	     For each listed package, write the absolute pathnames of the files listed in its
	     +CONTENTS file together with the package they belong to into the package database.
	     This should be used only by pkg_view(1).

     audit [-es] [-t type] [pkg] ...
	     Check the listed installed packages for vulnerabilities.  If no package is given,
	     check all installed packages.  If -e is given, override the CHECK_END_OF_LIFE option
	     from pkg_install.conf(5) with "yes".  If -s is given, check the signature of the
	     pkg-vulnerabilities file before using it.	-t restricts the reported vulnerabilities
	     to type type.

     audit-pkg [-es] [-t type] [pkg] ...
	     Like audit, but check only the given package names or patterns.

     audit-batch [-es] [-t type] [pkg-list] ...
	     Like audit-pkg, but read the package names or patterns one per line from the given

     audit-history [-s] [-t type] [pkgbase] ...
	     Print all vulnerabilities for the given base package names.

     check [pkg ...]
	     Use this command to check the files belonging to some or all of the packages
	     installed on the local machine against the checksum which was recorded in the
	     +CONTENTS files at package installation time.  Symbolic links also have their
	     integrity checked against the recorded value at package installation time.  If no
	     additional argument is given, the files of all installed packages are checked, else
	     only the named packages will be checked (wildcards can be used here, see

	     The packages' +CONTENTS files will be parsed and the checksum will be checked for
	     every file found.	A warning message is printed if the expected checksum differs
	     from the checksum of the file on disk.  Symbolic links are also checked, ensuring
	     that the targets on disk are the same as the contents recorded at package installa-
	     tion time.

     check-license condition
	     Check if condition can be fulfilled with the currently set of accepted licenses.
	     Prints either yes or no to stdout if the condition can be parsed, otherwise it exits
	     with error.

     check-pkg-vulnerabilities [-s] file
	     Check format and hashes in the pkg-vulnerabilities file file.  If -s is given, also
	     check the embedded signature.

     check-signature file ...
	     Reports if file is a correctly signed package.

     check-single-license license
	     Check if license is a valid license name and if it is in the set of acceptable
	     licenses.	Prints either yes or no to stdout if the condition can be parsed, other-
	     wise it exits with error.

     config-var variable
	     Print the current value of variable as used after parsing the configuration file.

     delete pkg ...
	     For each listed package, remove all file entries in the package database that belong
	     to the package.  This should be used only by pkg_view(1).

     dump    Dump the contents of the package database, similar to pkg_info -F.  Columns are
	     printed for the key field used in the pkgdb - the filename -, and the data field -
	     the package the file belongs to.

     fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities [-su]
	     Fetch a new pkg-vulnerabilities file, check the format and if -s is given the signa-
	     ture.  If all checks are passed, write it to pkgdb.  If -u is given, the fetch is
	     conditional and the file transfer is only done if the remote version is newer than
	     the one in pkgdb.

     findbest pattern ...
	     Search the entries of PKG_PATH for packages matching pattern.  Print the URL of the
	     best matching package to stdout for each pattern.	If a pattern is not matched, it
	     is skipped and the command will return a failure.

     lsall /dir/pkgpattern

     lsbest /dir/pkgpattern
	     List all/best package matching pattern in the given directory /dir.  If the -d flag
	     is given, then that directory path overrides /dir.  Can be used to work around limi-
	     tations of /bin/sh and other filename globbing mechanisms.  This option implements
	     matching of pkg-wildcards against arbitrary files and directories, useful mainly in
	     the build system itself.  See pkg_info(1) for a description of the pattern.


	     yui# cd /usr/pkgsrc/packages/i386ELF/All/
	     yui# ls unzip*
	     unzip-5.40.tgz  unzip-5.41.tgz
	     yui# pkg_admin lsall 'unzip*'
	     yui# pkg_admin lsall 'unzip>=5.40'
	     yui# pkg_admin lsall 'unzip>=5.41'
	     yui# pkg_admin lsbest 'unzip>=5.40'
	     yui# pkg_admin lsall /usr/pkgsrc/packages/i386ELF/All/'{mit,unproven}-pthread*'

     pmatch pattern pkg
	     Returns true if pkg matches pattern, otherwise returns false.

	     Rebuild the package database mapping from scratch.  This option is only intended for
	     recovery after system crashes during package installation and removal.

	     Rebuild the +REQUIRED_BY files from scratch by reresolving all dependencies.

	     This option is intended to be used for fixing inconsistencies between the records of
	     depending and depended-on packages, such as can arise by the use of pkg_delete -f.

     set variable=value pkg ...
	     Set variable with information about the installed package.  Use unset to remove a

	     Packages that are not installed directly by the user but pulled in as dependencies
	     are marked by setting ``automatic=YES''.

     gpg-sign-package pkg spkg
	     Sign the binary package pkg using GPG and write the result to spkg.

     x509-sign-package pkg spkg key cert
	     Sign the binary package pkg using the key key and the certificate cert, using spkg
	     as output file.

     unset variable pkg ...
	     Remove an installation variable.

     See pkg_install.conf(5) for options, that can also be specified using the environment.


     pkg_add(1), pkg_create(1), pkg_delete(1), pkg_info(1), pkg_view(1), pkg_install.conf(5),

     The pkg_admin command first appeared in NetBSD 1.4.

     The pkg_admin command was written by Hubert Feyrer.

BSD					  June 16, 2010 				      BSD

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