system-wide package system
The file /etc/pkg.conf contains system-wide options related to package handling, as a list of ‘keyword=value’ lines.
In particular, the base system “installation-and-update” shell scripts record the URL used for the installation as installpath. pkg_add(1) can then add or replace packages from the same location straight after the install.
Currently defined options are as follows:
- Set to yes if you really want to use the full width of the terminal for the progressmeter.
- pkg_add(1) and pkg_delete(1) will syslog(3) installations, updates and deletions by default. Set to 0 to avoid logging entirely. Levels higher than 1 may log more information in the future.
- URL to package repository updated during installation. Used for accessing
packages if the environment variable
PKG_PATHis not defined and no further options are defined.
Special sequences ‘%a’, ‘%c’, ‘%m’, ‘%v’ will be expanded to ‘package architecture’, ‘OS version or snapshots’, ‘full mirror path’ and ‘OS version’ respectively, e.g.
installpath = http://somesite/pub/OpenBSD/%c/packages/%a/ installpath += http://othersite/%m/
- Set to yes to waive checksums during package deletions.
- Set to yes to display (done/total) number of package messages.
Each option uses a separate line, and follows the following template:
keyword = value
A list of values can also be specified over several lines using the variation:
keyword += value keyword += value ...
Keywords are case-insensitive.
Blank lines and comment lines (introduced by a #) are ignored.
Unknown keywords are ignored.
pkg_add(1), pkg_create(1), pkg_delete(1), pkg_info(1), pkg_check(8)
pkg.conf mechanism and format first
appeared in OpenBSD 4.8.