pkgsrc is a package management system for Unix-like systems, including NetBSD, Linux, and macOS. It allows users to easily install, update, and remove software packages from the command line.


To install pkgsrc, first download the repository using wget:


Then extract the downloaded tarball to the /usr directory:

tar -xzf pkgsrc.tar.gz -C /usr

Next, navigate to the bootstrap directory and run the bootstrap script:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/bootstrap ./bootstrap

This will set up the pkgsrc environment and install the necessary tools for managing packages.

Updating pkgsrc

To update pkgsrc to the latest version, use the cvs utility:

cd /usr/pkgsrc && cvs update -dP

Installing Packages

To install a package using pkgsrc, navigate to the package's directory and run bmake:

cd /usr/pkgsrc/*/<package>
bmake install

After the package has been installed, you can clean up the build files by running bmake clean and remove any unnecessary dependencies with bmake clean-depends.