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Old 10-16-2003, 10:04 AM   #1
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Hi ! I installed NetBSD on my little box and its ... interesting. But I don't know the package-system fully:
1.) Howto download the packages via Internet ( A-DSL )
2.) And if I HAVE one package ( I downloaded it via my Linux-box and copied via a 3,5 Disk ), and install it with pkg_add, I just find it in /usr/pkg/package_name . So how
do I really install it in my PATH-environment variable ( so /bin - /sbin or their /usr-equals) ???
3.) ( this is less important ) What's up with updating a NetBSD system ??
4.) and how do I set the keyboard variant to de ( German ) ?? ))

Any hinds, links to docs/tuts in the net or reall help is welcome )

greez hexe_2003

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Old 10-16-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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To install packages I use

pkg_add -v<pkg_name_here>

this will download and install the package and any other required packages. You may need to modify it slightly according to your nearest mirror and NetBSD version. You can go to the ftp site in your browser to check what packages are available.

I wrote a simple script so that I don't have to type the full command in everytime. Use VI to create a file called addpkg containing the following.

pkg_add -v<pkg_name_here>

then change the filemode to executable using the following command

chmod 777 addpkg

and then you can install packages using the following command

addpkg <pkg_name_here>

Last edited by snapster; 10-16-2003 at 04:09 PM.


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