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Old 8th June 2009
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Hello all,

Do you know how getting the listing of every installed packages on an OpenBSD system, using pkg_add command?

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You don't, you use pkg_info(1) instead.. or you can just look in /var/db/pkg/.
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...you use pkg_info(1) instead.. or you can just look in /var/db/pkg/.
To further clarify BSDfan666's correct answer, all applications vetted through the OpenBSD project -- whether installed directly as a package or compiled as a port -- go through the intermediate stage of being a package before being installed. pkg_info(1) doesn't differentiate between sources. It merely tracks what packages have been installed.

If you download source to an application from the Internet which is not of OpenBSD's packages/ports system, you are on your own, unless you create your own package. pkg_info(1) will track installations through custom packages as well.
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