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Revision 1.4, Tue Oct 23 15:44:42 2018 UTC (3 months, 4 weeks ago) by riastradh
Branch: MAIN
CVS Tags: pgoyette-compat-20190127, pgoyette-compat-20190118, pgoyette-compat-1226, pgoyette-compat-1126, HEAD
Branch point for: pgoyette-compat
Changes since 1.3: +23 -15 lines

Tidy up a bit.

- Quote the opening paragraph from netbsd.org.
- Set the suggested commands in teletype.
- Give pointers in a more active voice.
- Omit trailing whitespace.
- Mention the relation of the Git mirror to the main CVS repository.
- Use a list rather than juxtaposition for the final links.

NetBSD
------

NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open
Source operating system.  It is available for a [wide range of
platforms](https://wiki.NetBSD.org/ports/), from large-scale servers
and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices.

Building
--------

You can cross-build NetBSD from most UNIX-like operating systems.
To build for amd64 (x86_64), in the src directory:

    ./build.sh -U -u -j4 -m amd64 -O ~/obj release

Additional build information available in the [BUILDING](BUILDING) file.

Binaries
--------

- [Daily builds](https://nycdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/latest/)
- [Releases](https://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/)

Testing
-------

On a running NetBSD system:

    cd /usr/tests; atf-run | atf-report

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

- Send bugs and patches [via web form](https://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/sendpr.cgi?gndb=netbsd).
- Subscribe to the [mailing lists](https://www.netbsd.org/mailinglists/).
  The [netbsd-users](https://netbsd.org/mailinglists/#netbsd-users) list is a good choice for many problems; watch [current-users](https://netbsd.org/mailinglists/#current-users) if you follow the bleeding edge of NetBSD-current.
- Join the community IRC channel [#netbsd @ freenode](https://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#netbsd).

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

To fetch the main CVS repository:

    cvs -d anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot checkout -P src

To work in the Git mirror, which is updated every few hours from CVS:

    git clone https://github.com/NetBSD/src.git

Additional Links
----------------

- [The NetBSD Guide](https://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/)
- [NetBSD manual pages](http://man.netbsd.org/)
- [NetBSD Cross-Reference](https://nxr.netbsd.org/)