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5 April 2018 - pkgsrc-2018Q1 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2018Q1 branch, the 58th pkgsrc release.

See the release announcement for more information.

29 December 2017 - pkgsrc-2017Q4 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2017Q4 branch, the 57th pkgsrc release.

See the release announcement for more information.

3 October 2017 - pkgsrc-2017Q3 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2017Q3 branch, the 56th pkgsrc release.

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of pkgsrc, created on August 20, 1997, with quarterly branches continuously since pkgsrc-2003Q4.

See the release announcement for more information.

10 July 2017 - pkgsrc-2017Q2 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2017Q2 branch, the 55th pkgsrc release.

See the release announcement for more information.

30 March 2017 - pkgsrc-2017Q1 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2017Q1 branch, the 54th pkgsrc release.

See the release announcement for more information.

pkgsrc is a framework for building third-party software on NetBSD and other UNIX-like systems, currently containing over 17000 packages. It is used to enable freely available software to be configured and built easily on supported platforms.

The binary packages that are produced by pkgsrc can be used without having to compile everything from source. NetBSD already contains the necessary tools for managing binary packages; on other platforms you need to bootstrap pkgsrc to get the package management tools installed.

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quickstart

install binary packages (NetBSD)

PKG_PATH="http://cdn.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/$(uname -s)/$(uname -m)/$(uname -r|cut -f '1 2' -d.)/All/"
export PKG_PATH
pkg_add tmux

install binary packages (SmartOS/illumos, Mac OS X, Linux)

Binary package sets for SmartOS/illumos, Mac OS X, and Linux are available from Joyent. Head to http://pkgsrc.joyent.com/ where you will find full installation instructions.

bootstrap

cvs -danoncvs@anoncvs.netbsd.org:/cvsroot checkout pkgsrc
cd pkgsrc/bootstrap
./bootstrap

build a package

cd pkgsrc/devel/memcached
make install clean

start packaging yourself

Take a look at pkgsrc-wip if you want to contribute by packaging software yourself!

docs

The comprehensive pkgsrc guide

pkgsrc-users mailing list: archives | subscribe

#pkgsrc is on freenode

There is a pkgsrc section on the NetBSD wiki. (Note that it is currently mostly a (useful) collection of HOWTOs, and that perhaps some of the content should migrate into the pkgsrc guide.)

get pkgsrc

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supported platforms

security

For getting the latest package vulnerabilities database and checking your installed packages against it, use

pkg_admin fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities
pkg_admin audit

The vulnerabilities database and package EOL database are both signed with the pkgsrc-security GPG key.

A hardening guide is also available.

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