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  • 09.Aug.13
    PKGng: The new package manager of FreeBSD shell | fernape | (0)
    So what's PKGng? pkg is the new package manager of FreeBSD. Packages in FreeBSD used to be managed using several different commands, some of them with overlapping functionality (pkg_delete, pkg_deinstall). The whole system was functional but inefficient. It was also slow due to the underlying infrastructure. Everyone who has ever used pkg_info knows what I am talking about. The new system is much faster due in part to the use of an SQLite database. Some time ago, the task of re-thinking the package manager was taken over by a group FreeBSD developers. Finally, with the upcoming of the 9.1-RELEASE version, pkg was ...
  • 17.Jan.10
    RPM: Listing dependencies of an rpm file shell | rafacas | (0)
    rpm is a powerful Package Manager, which can be used to build, install, query, verify, update and erase individual software packages. It is the default package manager for several popular distributions such as Red Hat, Fedora, Suse and many others. The list of dependencies an rpm package has, that is, the packages that must be installed in the system for it to work properly, can be shown with the following command if the argument is the rpm file: # rpm -qpR rsync-3.0.6-0.fc10.i386.rpm config(rsync) = 3.0.6-0.fc10 ...
  • 12.Feb.09
    Fix package database cmd, shell | fernape | (0)
    % pkgdb -F In FreeBSD, interactively fixes the package database. Useful after an upgrade.