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PKG_MKLOCATEDB(1) General Commands Manual PKG_MKLOCATEDB(1)


pkg_mklocatedbcreate a locate database for packages


pkg_mklocatedb [-aKnPqu] [-d repository] [-p portsdir] [pkg-name ...]


The pkg_mklocatedb command is used to create a file database for binary packages, which can be searched using the locate(1) utility.
Entries created for each package will have the package name prepended: kdelibs-3.3.2p2:/usr/local/bin/meinproc.
If the -p option is used, and SUBDIRLIST is not defined, pkg_mklocatedb will retrieve all package entries from the ports tree.
If the -p option is used together with SUBDIRLIST, pkg_mklocatedb will retrieve the package entries listed in SUBDIRLIST from the ports tree.
Otherwise, pkg_mklocatedb will build database entries for every file object for each pkg-name given on the command line, or for every package in a repository specified as the -d option. If no package name is given, pkg_mklocatedb will build database entries for all currently installed packages.
By default (unless standard output is a terminal), the list of names is fed to /usr/libexec/locate.mklocatedb and the end result should be redirected to a file.
The options are as follows:
Prepend file names with pkgpath information and package names.
-d repository
Scan directory repository for packages.
Include keyword in each object full name. This is more accurate, but defeats locate(1) compression.
Do not pipe output to /usr/libexec/locate.mklocatedb (default if standard output is a terminal).
Prepend file names with pkgpath information instead of package name.
-p portsdir
Retrieve packing-lists from the ports tree instead of binary packages.
Be quiet: do not report every package processed to standard error.
Update an existing list. The list must come from standard input, and contain pkgpath information for items to be replaced.


locate(1), pkg_info(1)


Marc Espie
July 13, 2014 OpenBSD-6.1