bpkg-pkg-install – install package


bpkg pkg-install|install [options] [vars] pkg...
bpkg pkg-install|install [options] [vars] --all|-a
bpkg pkg-install|install [options] [vars] (--all-pattern <pattern>)...


The pkg-install command installs the specified packages (the first form), all the held packages (the second form, see bpkg-pkg-status(1)), or all the held packages that match any of the specified wildcard patterns (the third form). Additionally, immediate or all dependencies of these packages can be also installed by specifying the --immediate|-i or --recursive|-r options, respectively. Underneath, this command doesn't do much more than run b install. In the first form the specified packages must have been previously configured with bpkg-pkg-build(1) or bpkg-pkg-configure(1).

Additional command line variables (vars, normally config.*) can be passed to the build system. Such variables apply to all the specified packages but can also be specified to only apply to specific packages using the argument grouping mechanism (see bpkg-argument-grouping(1) for details). In particular, this mechanism can be used to specify the installation directory, for example:

bpkg install config.install.root=/usr/local \
             config.install.sudo=sudo       \
             libfoo libbar

Alternatively, the installation directory can be specified once when creating the configuration (bpkg-cfg-create(1)).


Install all held packages.
--all-pattern pattern
Install held packages that match the specified wildcard pattern. Repeat this option to match multiple patterns. Note that you may need to quote the pattern to prevent expansion by your shell.
Also install immediate dependencies.
Also install all dependencies, recursively.
--directory|-d dir
Assume configuration is in dir rather than in the current working directory.


The common options are summarized below with a more detailed description available in bpkg-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.
Don't print informational messages about the outcome of performing a command or some of its parts.
Suppress progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.
--build path
The build program to be used to build packages.
--build-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the build program.
--fetch path
The fetch program to be used to download resources.
--fetch-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the fetch program.
--fetch-timeout sec
The fetch and fetch-like (for example, git) program timeout.
--pkg-proxy url
HTTP proxy server to use when fetching package manifests and archives from remote pkg repositories.
--git path
The git program to be used to fetch git repositories.
--git-option opt
Additional common option to be passed to the git program.
--sha256 path
The sha256 program to be used to calculate SHA256 sums.
--sha256-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the sha256 program.
--tar path
The tar program to be used to extract package archives.
--tar-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the tar program.
--openssl path
The openssl program to be used for crypto operations.
--openssl-option opt
Additional option to be passed to the openssl program.
--auth type
Types of repositories to authenticate.
--trust fingerprint
Trust repository certificate with a SHA256 fingerprint.
Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is yes.
Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is no.
--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 bpkg-default-options-files(1) for an overview of the default options files. For the pkg-install command the search start directory is the configuration directory. The following options files are searched for in each directory and, if found, loaded in the order listed:


The following pkg-install command options cannot be specified in the default options files:



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