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

NAME
     pkg update	-- update the local catalogues of the enabled package reposi-
     tories

SYNOPSIS
     pkg update	[-fq] [-r reponame]

     pkg update	[--{force,quiet}] [--repository	reponame]

DESCRIPTION
     pkg update	is used	for updating the local copy of the repository cata-
     logues from the remote package repository databases.  Updates to cata-
     logues are	normally downloaded only when the master copy on the remote
     package repository	is newer than the local	copy.

     The repository catalogues to be updated are defined in the	pkg.conf(5)
     file or by	the entries in /usr/local/etc/pkg/repos.  See pkg.conf(5) for
     details.

     It	is best	practice to ensure your	package	repository catalogues are up
     to	date before doing any package installation (via	pkg-install(8))	or
     upgrades (via pkg-upgrade(8)).  However, explicitly running pkg update is
     not normally necessary.  By default invoking either of pkg	install	or pkg
     upgrade will cause	repository catalogues to be updated automatically,
     unless disabled by	setting	REPO_AUTOUPDATE	to false in pkg.conf(5).

   Signed repositories
     If	the repository catalogue is signed and PUBKEY is defined for the
     repository, the signature will be verified	after download.	 See
     pkg.conf(5) for more information.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported by pkg	update:

     -q, --quiet
	    Force quiet	output.

     -f, --force
	    Force a full download of the repository catalogue without regard
	    to the respective ages of the local	and remote copies of the cata-
	    logue.

     -r	reponame, --repository reponame
	    Download the catalogue for the named repository only.  This	will
	    update only	the named repository, irrespective of the configured
	    ``active'' status from repo.conf.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variables affect	the execution of pkg update.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.

     PKG_DBDIR

     REPO_AUTOUPDATE

FILES
     See pkg.conf(5).

SEE ALSO
     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-alias(8), pkg-annotate(8),	pkg-audit(8),
     pkg-autoremove(8),	pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8),
     pkg-config(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-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8),
     pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8), pkg-updating(8),	pkg-upgrade(8),
     pkg-version(8), pkg-which(8)

FreeBSD	Ports 11.2	       October 30, 2014		    FreeBSD Ports 11.2

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