FreeBSD install-message file

If you, like me, install gnome2 or any other package in FreeBSD which will pull in a lot of dependencies, you’ll notice that some packages list important messages when installing… When I install gnome2 on my new workstation, I see those messages fly by and don’t get to read the whole message because the pkg_add command is working a lot faster than I can read … pkg_info -D [pkgname] will list the install-message file for [pkgname], and you could list the install-message file for all of your installed packages with for instance: (BASH syntax)

# pkg_info | awk '{ print $1 }' | xargs pkg_info -D