Author: Brandon Language: text
Description: pkgng Timestamp: 2014-09-08 21:10:36 +0000
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  1. First off, the often stated I'm a fan of your show remark! I really enjoy the content and I look forward to it each week. I was a long time GNU+Linux user and this show had me almost biting at the bit to check out the *BSD land of things. After having checked out FreeBSD, I haven't ventured much further. I love how things are documented and how they generally function, that is to say logically. I can't believe how long I waited to see how the BSD's accomplish things, I wish I knew of it sooner. I really prefer it.
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  3. Now for the question. This is for FreeBSD's PKG-NG. I've noticed that once I have installed a pkg, that I can look and see what build options it was built with. I often do this to save myself some time if they are already what I would use from ports. But I haven't been able to find a way to actually see what it was built with ahead of time with a pkg command. I would have assumed pkg query, but that does not work for this purpose. I've resorted to going to freshports and looking at the defaults on that page. I'm not sure if that's 100% accurate across the board or not.
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  5. Do you guys know of a way to find out what options the pkg was built with short of installing it and then checking?
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  7. Thanks and keep up the great work!
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