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Date:      Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:17:45 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <>
To:        Bob Willcox <>, Per Hedeland <>
Cc:        Steve O'Hara-Smith <>,
Subject:   Re: Updating from 11.3-stable to 12.1-stable?
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On 28/04/2020 16:11, Bob Willcox wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 04:51:47PM +0200, Per Hedeland wrote:
>> On 2020-04-28 00:00, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
>>> On Mon, 27 Apr 2020 23:41:50 +0200
>>> Polytropon <> wrote:
>>>> from scratch, add your OS modifications, then install your
>>>> "top level ports" (the things you're intending to use), and
>>>> all required dependencies will be resolved automatically as
>>>> they are needed.
>>> 	Run pkg leaf on the existing system to get a first cut of the list
>>> of packages to install.
>> Hm, that sounds like it could be quite useful for the way I typically
>> do upgrades, but
>> $ pkg leaf
>> pkg: unknown command: leaf
>> For more information on available commands and options see 'pkg help'.
>> $
>> - and I'm afraid I can't spot a likely candidate for a typo in pkg(8).
>> Please help!:-)
> I can't find any mention of a leaf command in the man page for pkg or its help output,
> but it does work on my systems.

It's an alias defined in /usr/local/etc/pkg.conf. "pkg alias" should
show the configured aliases. If you've edited pkg.conf at some point
later updates won't touch it. The alias section of mine reads

# Sample alias settings
ALIAS              : {
  all-depends: query %dn-%dv,
  annotations: info -A,
  build-depends: info -qd,
  cinfo: info -Cx,
  comment: query -i "%c",
  csearch: search -Cx,
  desc: query -i "%e",
  download: fetch,
  iinfo: info -ix,
  isearch: search -ix,
  prime-list: "query -e '%a = 0' '%n'",
  prime-origins: "query -e '%a = 0' '%o'",
  leaf: "query -e '%#r == 0' '%n-%v'",
  list: info -ql,
  noauto = "query -e '%a == 0' '%n-%v'",
  options: query -i "%n - %Ok: %Ov",
  origin: info -qo,
  provided-depends: info -qb,
  rall-depends: rquery %dn-%dv,
  raw: info -R,
  rcomment: rquery -i "%c",
  rdesc: rquery -i "%e",
  required-depends: info -qr,
  roptions: rquery -i "%n - %Ok: %Ov",
  shared-depends: info -qB,
  show: info -f -k,
  size: info -sq,

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