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PKG-ADD(8)             DragonFly System Manager's Manual            PKG-ADD(8)


pkg add - Registers a package and installs it on the system


pkg add [-IAfMq] pkg-name ... pkg add [-IAfMq] <protocol>://<path>/<pkg-name> ... pkg add [--{no-scripts,automatic,force,accept-missing,quiet}] [--relocate location] pkg-name ... pkg add [--{no-scripts,automatic,force,accept-missing,quiet}] [--relocate location] <protocol>://<path>/<pkg-name> ...


pkg add installs packages from either a local source or a remote one. When installing from a remote source you need to specify the protocol to use when fetching the package. Currently supported protocols are FTP, HTTP and HTTPS. Otherwise, pkg add will read the file named on the command line. If this is a regular file, and the package to be installed has unmet dependencies, pkg add will search the directory containing pkg-name for suitable pkg archive files to fulfill those dependencies. If pkg-name is literally - then it will read the package data from stdin. pkg add will automatically detect and unpack most common compression formats based on the content of the data stream it reads, ignoring any extension the filename may have. If this involves reading from a pipe (including stdin), fifo, socket or some other non-regular form of input stream then pkg add will immediately emit an error if pkg-name has unmet dependencies.


The following options are supported by pkg add: -A, --automatic Mark the installed packages as automatic. Will be automatically removed if no other packages depend on them. For more information please refer to pkg-autoremove(8). -f, --force Force the reinstallation of the package if already installed. -I, --no-scripts If any installation scripts (pre-install or post-install) exist for given packages, do not execute them. -M, --accept-missing Force the installation of the package with missing dependencies. -q, --quiet Force quiet output. --relocate location Annotates the package as having been relocated to location, which is an alternate system root. This is an experimental feature and intended for cross-architecture package management. There is no corresponding single letter option. (DEPRECATED)


The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg add. See pkg.conf(5) for further description. DEFAULT_ALWAYS_YES ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES HANDLE_RC_SCRIPTS PKG_DBDIR


See pkg.conf(5).


pkg_create(3), pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-keywords(5), pkg-lua-script(5), pkg-repository(5), pkg-script(5), pkg-triggers(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8), pkg-alias(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8), pkg-autoremove(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8), pkg-config(8), pkg-create(8), pkg-delete(8), pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8), pkg-query(8), pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8), pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8), pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8), pkg-triggers(8), pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8), pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8), pkg-which(8) DragonFly 6.5-DEVELOPMENT May 25, 2014 DragonFly 6.5-DEVELOPMENT

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