bdep-update – update project in build configurations


bdep update [options] [pkg-spec] [cfg-spec] [cfg-var...]

cfg-spec = (@cfg-name | --config|-c cfg-dir)... | --all|-a
pkg-spec = (--directory|-d pkg-dir)... | prj-spec
prj-spec = --directory|-d prj-dir


The update command updates the project packages in one or more build configurations. Additionally, immediate or all dependencies of the project packages can be updated by specifying the --immediate|-i or --recursive|-r options, respectively.

Underneath update executes the bpkg-pkg-update(1) command which itself is not much more than the build system update operation (see b(1) for details). As a result, the main utility of this command is the ability to refer to build configurations by names and to project packages implicitly via the current working directory as well as to update dependencies.

If no project or package directory is specified, then the current working directory is assumed. If no configuration is specified, then the default configurations are assumed. See bdep-projects-configs(1) for details on specifying projects and configurations. Optional cfg-var... are the additional configuration variables to pass to the build system.


Also update immediate dependencies.
Also update all dependencies, recursively.
Use all build configurations.
--config|-c dir
Specify the build configuration as a directory.
--directory|-d dir
Assume project/package is in the specified directory rather than in the current working directory.
--config-name|-n name
Specify the build configuration as a name.
--config-id num
Specify the build configuration as an id.


The common options are summarized below with a more detailed description available in bdep-common-options(1).

Print essential underlying commands being executed.
Print all underlying commands being executed.
Run quietly, only printing error messages.
--verbose level
Set the diagnostics verbosity to level between 0 and 6.
--jobs|-j num
Number of jobs to perform in parallel.
Suppress progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.
--bpkg path
The package manager program to be used for build configuration management.
--bpkg-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the package manager program.
--build path
The build program to be used to build packages.
--build-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the build program.
--curl path
The curl program to be used for network operations.
--curl-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the curl program.
--pager path
The pager program to be used to show long text.
--pager-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the pager program.
--options-file file
Read additional options from file.
--default-options dir
The directory to load additional default options files from.
Don't load default options files.


See bdep-default-options-files(1) for an overview of the default options files. For the update command the search start directory is the project directory. The following options files are searched for in each directory and, if found, loaded in the order listed:


The following update command options cannot be specified in the default options files:



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