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Checks for updated GoboLinux recipes and packages

Usage: Freshen [<opts></opts>] [<list></list>]


  • --binaries, -b - Include binary packages [default]
  • --cache-only, -c - Update caches only
  • --debug - Enable debug mode
  • --downgrades, -d - Include downgrades
  • --empty-tree, -e - Behave as though the installed program tree were empty - include dependencies all the way back
  • --excluding, -x - Do not include list or anything with a dependency in it
  • --help, -h - Display this help
  • --info, -i - Get information on <program></program>
  • --limit, -l <n></n> - Include no more than n updates
  • --lower-limit, -L <n></n> - Skip the first n updates
  • --no-binaries, -B - Do not include binary packages
  • --no-cache, -C - Do not use cached data for /Programs
  • --no-downgrades, -D - Do not include downgrades. [default]
  • --no-recipes, -R - Do not include recipes
  • --no-upgrades, -N - Do not include upgrades
  • --recipes, -r - Include recipes [default]
  • --shallow, -s - Shallow mode: don't include any upgrades that aren't strictly necessary. Requires list
  • --upgrade-system, -U - Upgrade all programs, or list and dependencies if specified.
  • --upgrades, -n - Include upgrades [default]
  • --verbose, -V - Enable verbose mode
  • --version, -v - Show program version
Common options are:
  • -U for system updates
  • -l <n></n> to limit the number of updates to a few at a time
  • -s to limit the updates to those strictly necessary
  • -R to skip recipes and perform no compilation
  • -i <program></program> to get information on <program></program>
Freshen outputs its update lists in the form:
    [IUX] Foo 2.0                    1.0 

Meaning an upgrade to Foo version 2.0, from 1.0, which is available as both a recipe and a package.

The mnemonics mean:

  • I - Installed
  • U - Upgrade
  • D - Downgrade (color code: red)
  • R - Recipe available (color code: green)
  • B - Binary available (color code: yellow/brown)
  • X - Recipe and binary available (color code: blue)

Produce an ordered list of everything that can be updated on the system.

    Freshen -R 

Produce an ordered list of everything that can be updated on the system using only binary packages.

    Freshen -U -l 5 

Update the first five programs on the list.

    Freshen -U Firefox 

Update Firefox and its dependencies

    Freshen -U -x Qt 

Update everything except Qt and anything that depends upon it.

    Freshen -s Firefox Kopete 

Ordered list of upgrades needed in order to upgrade Firefox and Kopete to their newest releases. Add -U to perform the upgrade.