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xbps.d
XBPS configuration directory

The xbps.d configuration directory sets properties for the XBPS package manager. The configuration directory, by default set to /etc/xbps.d overrides settings from files available in the system configuration directory, by default set to /usr/share/xbps.d.
Files in the configuration directory have preference over files in the system configuration directory.
Only files with the .conf extension will be processed in alphabetical order.
The configuration files can set multiple keywords that are pairs of keys and values, such as `key=value`. No whitespace between the key and its value is allowed, nor trailing whitespaces after its value.

 
 
architecture=string
Overrides the native machine architecture, as reported by uname(2).
 
 
bestmatching=true|false
When this keyword is enabled, a package with the greatest version available in all registered repositories will be chosen. This will be applied to dependencies as well.
 
 
cachedir=path
Sets the default cache directory to store downloaded binary packages from remote repositories, as well as its signatures. If path starts with '/' it's an absolute path, otherwise it will be relative to rootdir.
 
 
include=path/file.conf
Imports settings from the specified configuration file. NOTE only one level of nesting is allowed.
 
 
preserve=path
If set ignores modifications to the specified files, while unpacking packages. Absolute path to a file and file globbing are supported, example:
preserve=/usr/bin/foo
 
preserve=/etc/foo/*.conf
 
 
 
repository=url
Declares a package repository. The url argument accepts local and remote repositories. A complete url or absolute path to the directory that stores the <arch>-repodata archive is expected. Note that remote repositories must be signed using xbps-rindex(1), example:
repository=http://repo.voidlinux.eu/current
 
repository=/hostdir/binpkgs
 
 
 
rootdir=path
Sets the default root directory.
 
 
syslog=true|false
Enables or disables syslog logging. Enabled by default.
 
 
virtualpkg=[vpkgname|vpkgver]:pkgname
Declares a virtual package. A virtual package declaration is composed by two components delimited by a colon, example:
virtualpkg=cron-daemon:dcron
Any request to the cron-daemon virtual package will be resolved to the dcron real package.
The first component expects a virtual package name and optionally its version component. The second component expects a package name to match the real package.

 
 
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(8), xbps-create(8), xbps-dgraph(8), xbps-install(8), xbps-pkgdb(8), xbps-query(8), xbps-reconfigure(8), xbps-remove(8), xbps-rindex(8), xbps-uchroot(8)

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
December 30, 2014