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PKG-SET(8)              FreeBSD System Manager's Manual             PKG-SET(8)

     pkg set - modify information in the installed database

     pkg set [-a] [-A [01]] [-o oldorigin:neworigin] [-y] [-gix] pkg-name

     pkg set is used to modify information concerning installed packages.  pkg
     set should always be used with caution.

     The following options are supported by pkg set:

     -A 01
         Set automatic flag for the package: 0 is not automatic, 1 is
         automatic.  This affects the operation of pkg-autoremove(8).

     -a  Match all installed packages.

     -g  Match pkg-name as a globbing expression.

     -i  Make the standard or regular expression (-x) matching against
         pkg-name case insensitive.

     -o oldorigin:neworigin
         Change the port origin of a given dependency from oldorigin to
         neworigin.  This corresponds to the port directory that the package
         originated from.  Typically, this is only needed for upgrading a
         library or package that has MOVED or when the default version of a
         major port dependency changes.  Usually this will be explained in
         /usr/ports/UPDATING.  Also see pkg-updating(8) and EXAMPLES.

     -x  Match pkg-name as a regular expression according to the "modern" or
         "extended" syntax of re_format(7).

     -y  Assume yes rather than asking for confirmation before package

     If neither the -g nor -x options are used, the default is to match pkg-
     name exactly.

     See pkg.conf(5).

     Upgrade perl from 5.12 to 5.14.  This involes moving the origin from
     lang/perl5.12 to lang/perl5.14:
           % pkg set -o lang/perl5.12:lang/perl5.14
           % pkg install -Rf lang/perl5.14

     Upgrade ruby from 1.8 to 1.9.  This involes moving the origin from
     lang/ruby18 to lang/ruby19:
           % pkg set -o lang/ruby18:lang/ruby19
           % pkg install -Rf lang/ruby19

     Move the origin libglut to freeglut, and then reinstall everything
     depending on glut to use the new shared library:
           % pkg set -o graphics/libglut:graphics/freeglut
           % pkg install -Rf graphics/freeglut

     Change a package from automatic to non-automatic, which will prevent
     autoremove from removing it:
           % pkg set -A 0 perl-5.14

     Change a package from non-automatic to automatic, which will make
     autoremove allow it be removed once nothing depends on it:
           % pkg set -A 1 perl-5.14

     pkg.conf(5), pkg(8), pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8),
     pkg-autoremove(8), pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8),
     pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8), pkg-create(8), pkg-delete(8),
     pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8), pkg-query(8),
     pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8), pkg-shell(8),
     pkg-shlib(8), pkg-stats(8), pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8),
     pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8), pkg-which(8)

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          May 18, 2013          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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