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9 May 2016 - pkgsrc-2016Q1 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2016Q1 branch, the 50th pkgsrc release.

See the release announcement and the blog post for more information.

1 January 2016 - pkgsrc-2015Q4 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2015Q4 branch.

See the release announcement for more information.

30 September 2015 - pkgsrc-2015Q3 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2015Q3 branch.

See the release announcement for more information.

6 July 2015 - pkgsrc-2015Q2 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2015Q2 branch.

See the release announcement for more information.

2 April 2015 - pkgsrc-2015Q1 released

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the pkgsrc-2015Q1 branch.

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

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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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