Questions tagged [pkg]

For questions about pkg, the main package management tool of FreeBSD.

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How to run pkg upgrade on FreeBSD without downloading any data?

I have a VM for FreeBSD 11-STABLE and whenever I run pkg upgrade -y on it, the thing tries to install three packages, the most notable of which is vim, then reboots without installing the packages ...
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FreeBSD PKG Backup

As I'm finally getting around to reading through the FreeBSD Handbook, I discovered that PKG is taking daily backups of the package database (defined in periodic.conf). My questions are as follows: ...
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Getting pkg data using repo URLs only (without a repo.conf file) - FreeBSD 10/11

This question is about using pkg on systems where the normal FreeBSD repos have been disabled, but may occasionally be needed. To make it concrete, I'm thinking about platforms like pfSense where the ...
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Forcibly install a package, despite missing dependency?

In Solaris (11.3), is it possible to forcibly install a package from a repository (the Solaris repository), despite that one of the requirements is missing? Alternatively - since another (newer) ...