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Revision 1.19, Thu Mar 2 09:51:35 2017 UTC (2 years, 7 months ago) by maya
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pkgsrc-2018Q3-base, pkgsrc-2018Q3, pkgsrc-2018Q2-base, pkgsrc-2018Q2, pkgsrc-2018Q1-base, pkgsrc-2018Q1, pkgsrc-2017Q4-base, pkgsrc-2017Q4, pkgsrc-2017Q3-base, pkgsrc-2017Q3, pkgsrc-2017Q2-base, pkgsrc-2017Q2, pkgsrc-2017Q1-base, pkgsrc-2017Q1, pkgsrc-
Changes since 1.18: +22 -1 lines

Make top dir README a little more helpful.

This file is very prominent on github, so use this opportunity to give a
quick intro to pkgsrc.

mention main repo location so it's obvious even when using a fork & bug
report address.

$NetBSD: README,v 1.19 2017/03/02 09:51:35 maya Exp $

pkgsrc is a framework for building software on UNIX-like systems.

To use, bootstrap using:
% cd pkgsrc/bootstrap/
% ./bootstrap

build packages, use:
% cd pkgsrc/category/package-name
% $PREFIX/bin/bmake install

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

Bugs and patches can be filed in the follow link (use category 'pkg'):
https://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/sendpr.cgi?gndb=netbsd

To fetch the main CVS repository:
% cvs -d anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot checkout -P pkgsrc

It's also possible to contribute through pkgsrc wip (work in progress), for
more information, see http://pkgsrc.org/wip/users/

Please see doc/pkgsrc.txt for information.