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pkgsrc
======

[pkgsrc](https://pkgsrc.org) 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](http://pkgin.net/).

Bootstrapping
-------------

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.

Please consult `bootstrap/README` and `bootstrap/README.OS` for detailed
information about bootstrapping.

Building packages
-----------------

	cd pkgsrc/category/package-name
	$PREFIX/bin/bmake install

Where `$PREFIX` is where you've chosen to install packages
(typically `/usr/pkg`)

On NetBSD, `bmake` is simply the built-in `make` tool.

To build packages in bulk, tools such as `pkgtools/pbulk` and
`pkgtools/pkg_comp` can be used.

Troubleshooting
---------------

- Join the community IRC channel [#pkgsrc @ freenode](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#pkgsrc).
- Subscribe to the [pkgsrc-users](https://netbsd.org/mailinglists/#pkgsrc-users) mailing list
- Send bugs and patches [via web form](https://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/sendpr.cgi?gndb=netbsd) (use the `pkg` category).

Latest sources
--------------

To fetch the main CVS repository:

	cvs -d anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/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

Additional links
----------------

- [The pkgsrc guide](https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/)
- [pkgsrc in the NetBSD Wiki](https://wiki.netbsd.org/pkgsrc/)
- [Searchable index of packages in pkgsrc](http://pkgsrc.se/)
- [pkgsrc-wip](https://pkgsrc.org/wip/) - a project to get more people actively involved with creating packages for pkgsrc
- [pkgsrc on Twitter](https://twitter.com/pkgsrc)
- [pkgsrcCon](https://pkgsrc.org/pkgsrcCon)