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Bsd updating binary packages

If packages are on the local machine, they are scanned directly, otherwise the pkg_summary database is fetched.

The proper way to prevent and maintaining your own package repository.

It takes a bit of setting up, and works best if your build host has a ZFS storage pool, although it will work if you don't have ZFS; it is a very flexible and convenient way to manage custom software builds.

All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. Coming from the Linux world, I'm used to applying updates a few times a week; but how do I do that on *BSD? In general, when using Open BSD you only update your packages when you update your system.

2013-09-18 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 003 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/03/14 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.

Binary packages - some love them, some hate them, some don't know anything else.

This tutorial will show you the basic usage of the "pkg" utility.

It was written with Free BSD in mind, but Dragon Fly BSD also supports pkgng.

That man page serves as a handy checklist of things you should at least take a peek at to ensure that your system is in good working order.