[PC-BSD Support] PC-BSD PBI viewer and <what if> expanation

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon May 18 06:07:21 PDT 2009

Rance Hall wrote:
> Is there a way to download a pbi and before installing it ask it what
> changes its going to make to the system?  SOME PBIs are more invasive
> than others and it would be nice to be able to look and see whats
> going to happen before it does.
> Example, the current qemu pbi still includes an old aqemu version that
> is incompatible with the version of qemu that is installed.  would be
> nice to know this BEFORE installing something that I just have to
> uninstall later.
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If you wish to inspect a PBI pre-installation, you can always use the 
"extract" flag:

./<pbi> -extract

That'll extract its contents to a folder in your homedir and you can 
then inspect them before anything gets loaded up.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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