[talk] NetBSD beginner's question: Why is it so difficult to install packages?

Sevan Janiyan venture37 at geeklan.co.uk
Fri Aug 23 19:47:42 EDT 2019

On 23/08/2019 23:50, James E Keenan wrote:
> What am I missing?

1) Install 8.1 not 8.0. Even better, daily 8_STABLE are available at
2) You can omit the -version suffix of a package name, e.g use pkg_add perl
3) When you have finished the install, choose "Enable installation of
binary packages" in the configuration menu
That will install pkgin, then use pkgin to install your desired
packages. See the bottom of http://pkgin.net for usage examples.


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