author maya <>
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:51:35 +0000
changeset 277771 67ae38da1d65
parent 78859 4d7e521c9899
child 313789 98a30e2aa81d
permissions -rw-r--r--
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'):

To fetch the main CVS repository:
% cvs -d checkout -P pkgsrc

It's also possible to contribute through pkgsrc wip (work in progress), for
more information, see

Please see doc/pkgsrc.txt for information.