General Package Management

Most general package management is done with the following commands:

  • xbps-query(1) displays information about packages installed locally, or, with the -R flag, packages contained in repositories.
  • xbps-install(1) installs and updates packages, and syncs repository indexes.
  • xbps-remove(1) removes installed packages, and can remove cached package files.

Most questions can be answered by consulting the man pages for these tools. For a more detailed overview of the X Binary Package System (XBPS), see the documentation in the xbps repository.