Automatic conversion of the NetBSD pkgsrc CVS module, use with care
pkgsrc is a framework for building software for a variety of UNIX-like systems.
It produces binary packages, which can be managed with tools such as pkgin. pkgsrc is highly configurable, supporting building packages for an arbitrary installation prefix (the default is
/usr/pkg), allowing multiple branches to coexist on one machine, a build options framework, and a compiler transformation framework, among other advanced features. Unprivileged use and installation is also supported.
To use pkgsrc on operating systems other than NetBSD, you first need to bootstrap:
cd pkgsrc/bootstrap ./bootstrap
Note that this is only for the most simple case, using pkgsrc's defaults.
bootstrap/README.OSfor detailed information about bootstrapping.
cd pkgsrc/category/package-name $PREFIX/bin/bmake install
$PREFIXis where you've chosen to install packages (typically
bmakeis simply the built-in
To build packages in bulk, tools such as
pkgtools/pkg_compcan be used.
To fetch the main CVS repository:
cvs -d [email protected]:/cvsroot checkout -P pkgsrc
To work in the Git mirror, which is updated every few hours from CVS:
git clone https://github.com/NetBSD/pkgsrc.git