wpkg --dry-run | --no-act | --simulate ...

The Dry Run mode is used to run the installation or removal validations without actually installing or removing anything.

Note that this option only works with the following commands, all other commands still take action:

Most other commands do not change your installation and therefore they are not affected by the --dry-run option.

Note that at this point --update-status is not an exact equivalent of --update + --dry-run. We will fix that in a later version.

The --verbose option may add additional information when using --dry-run.


Since this is an option it can be added to your wpkg.conf file. However, we suggest you do not do that because all those commands are always going to run in --dry-run mode. This may be quite disconcerting.