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XBPS-QUERY(1) General Commands Manual XBPS-QUERY(1)

xbps-query
XBPS utility to query for package and repository information

xbps-query [
OPTIONS
] MODE [
ARGUMENTS
]

The xbps-query utility prints information of a specific package or packages stored in target root directory or in registered repositories. The argument PKG is a package expression, which is explained in the PACKAGE EXPRESSION section.

A package expression is a form to match a pattern; currently xbps supports 3 ways to specify them:
The first repository matching the package expression wins.

 
 
--config dir
Specifies a path to the XBPS configuration directory. If the first character is not '/' then it's a relative path of rootdir.
 
 
--cachedir dir
Specifies a path to the cache directory, where binary packages are stored. If the first character is not '/' then it's a relative path of rootdir.
 
 
--debug
Enables extra debugging shown to stderr.
 
 
--help
Show the help message.
 
 
--ignore-conf-repos
Ignore repositories defined in configuration files. Only repositories specified in the command line via --repository will be used.
 
 
--memory-sync
For remote repositories, the data is fetched and stored in memory for the current operation. This ignores the existing on-disk repository archives in rootdir.
 
 
--property PROP[,...]
Only match this package property. Multiple properties can be specified by delimiting them with commas.
 
 
Enable repository mode. This mode explicitly looks in repositories, rather than looking in the target root directory.
 
 
Appends the specified repository to the top of the list. The url argument expects a URL to the repository for remote repositories or a path for local repositories. Note that remote repositories must be signed using xbps-rindex(1). This option can be specified multiple times.
 
 
Enables string matching by using Extended Regular Expressions in compatible modes, currently in the ownedby and search modes.
 
 
Prints a full dependency tree in the show dependencies mode.
 
 
--rootdir dir
Specifies a full path for the target root directory.
 
 
--verbose
Enables verbose messages.
 
 
--version
Show the version information.

Only one of the following modes can be used at a time. By default and unless the -R option is specified, the target PKG will be queried in the root directory, otherwise it will be queried in registered repositories.
 
 
--list-pkgs
Lists registered packages in the package database (pkgdb). A package can be in any of the following states:
  • ii Package is installed.
  • uu Package is unpacked but must be configured with xbps-reconfigure(1).
  • hr Package is half-removed, and can be fully removed with xbps-remove(1).
  • ?? Package state is unknown.
 
 
--list-hold-pkgs
List registered packages in the package database (pkgdb) that are on hold. Such packages won't be updated automatically.
 
 
--list-repos
Lists repositories and the number of packages contained on them. If a repository is not available the number of packages will be -1. The -v option can be used to show more detailed information of remote repositories.
 
 
--list-manual-pkgs
Lists registered packages in the package database (pkgdb) that were installed manually by the user (i.e not as dependency of any package).
 
 
--list-orphans
Lists package orphans in the package database (pkgdb), i.e packages that were installed as dependencies and no package is currently depending on them directly.
 
 
--ownedby PATTERN [--repository] [--regex]
Search for installed package files by matching PATTERN. The PATTERN argument can be a simple string, a shell wildcard pattern as explained in fnmatch(3) or an Extended Regular Expression as explained in regex(7) (if --regex option is set). If the --repository option is set, the matched PATTERN in repositories will be shown.
 
 
--show PKG [--repository] [--property PROP]
Shows information of an installed package. This is the default mode if no other mode is set. If the --repository option is set, the matched PKG in repositories will be shown. If a package property is specified with --property, only that property will be shown.
 
 
--search PATTERN [--repository] [--property PROP] [--regex]
Search for packages by matching PATTERN on its pkgver and/or short_desc properties. The same rules explained in the --ownedby option are applied, but a PACKAGE EXPRESSION is also supported. If a package property is specified with --property, all packages matching PATTERN against PROP will be shown.
 
 
--files PKG [--repository]
Show the package files for PKG. If the --repository option is set, the matched PKG in repositories will be shown.
 
 
--deps PKG [--repository]
Show the required dependencies for PKG. Only direct dependencies are shown. To see a full dependency tree, also set --fulldeptree. If the --repository option is set, the matched PKG in repositories will be shown.
 
 
--revdeps PKG [--repository]
Show the reverse dependencies for PKG. If the --repository option is set, the matched PKG in repositories will be shown.
 
 
FILE PKG
Prints the file FILE stored in binary package PKG to stdout. The first repository matching the PKG expression wins. This expects an absolute path. This mode only works with repositories.

 
 
XBPS_ARCH
Overrides uname(2) machine result with this value. Useful to install packages with a fake architecture.
 
 
XBPS_TARGET_ARCH
Sets the target architecture to this value. This variable differs from XBPS_ARCH in that it allows you to install packages partially, because configuration phase is skipped (the target binaries might not be compatible with the native architecture).

 
 
/etc/xbps.d
Default configuration directory.
 
 
/usr/share/xbps.d
Default system configuration directory.
 
 
/var/db/xbps/.<pkgname>-files.plist
Package files metadata.
 
 
/var/db/xbps/pkgdb-0.38.plist
Default package database (0.38 format). Keeps track of installed packages and properties.
 
 
/var/cache/xbps
Default cache directory to store downloaded binary packages.

xbps-checkvers(1), xbps-create(1), xbps-dgraph(1), xbps-install(1), xbps-pkgdb(1), xbps-reconfigure(1), xbps-remove(1), xbps-rindex(1), xbps-uchroot(1), xbps-uunshare(1), xbps.d(5)

Juan Romero Pardines <xtraeme@gmail.com>

Probably, but I try to make this not happen. Use it under your own responsibility and enjoy your life.
Report bugs at https://github.com/voidlinux/xbps/issues
May 16, 2015