NetBSD is a freely available open source version of Unix-derivative Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD); due to convenient license and portability, NetBSD is often used in embedded systems.

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How to capture data transferred on a PTY?

I am running NetBSD 6.1.4, and I have an stunnel instance with the following configuration: [https service] accept = 443 CAfile = /u01/usbtether/CA/certs/rootCA.crt cert = ...
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History in the Almquist shell in the NetBSD

In NetBSD /bin/sh is a modified version of the Almquist shell. With the command fc -l it is possible to view the last 16 commands typed in the prompt in the current session and not the older ones. ...
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NetBSD: /etc/man.conf man search path does not work

I've added a new man page directory /usr/local/share/man/man1b which contains files like e.g. troff.1b In /etc/man.conf I added _subdir ...some names... man1b _default ...
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how to install gcc4.8 in netbsd 6.1.3?

I did a "make install" for lang/gcc48 in pkgsrc. It did built ok. However, when I do gcc --versions, the default gcc 4.5.3 is displayed. What steps do I need to do after the build?
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BSD browser information

I am developing an application and I need some BSD browser information. Specifically the output of http://browserspy.dk/browser.php If someone could post the output of Firefox on FreeBSD. OpenBSD ...
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Howto install gcc on NetBSD 6.1.2?

I did a minimal install of NetBSD 6.1.2 and thought it would be easy to install a working gcc package. But even after pkg_add -r gcc48 gcc48-libs and adding gcc to the path, gcc is still not able to ...
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

I'm using OpenBSD for quite a while now. All I do, however is go from one release to the next, always just doing an update. I configured the system so it works as my router and firewall, and it works ...
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Why is NetBSD the most stable OS here? [closed]

Please check figure 2 in this page: Linux versus Windows: OS impact on uptime and speed Why is NetBSD the most stable OS here?
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How to enable VESA framebuffer as default in NetBSD 6.1

When booting NetBSD, the old Tecra 720CDT that I have, works quite nicely in 1024x768x15 mode with vesa fb. I always have to activate VESA when booting the system: > vesa on > vesa 0x116 > ...
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Determining network interface names in NetBSD

Does anyone know if there is a way to determine what a network interface will be called in NetBSD if you know which NIC/driver you will be using before hand? I'm trying to automate parts of a NetBSD ...
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Looking for meta-recipe for installing homebrew recipes under BSD

Is there a way to install homebrew recipes under BSD? (NetBSD, to be more precise.) (To make matters worse, I don't have write access to /usr/local in this system, so I'd be installing homebrew ...
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What is the PKG_PATH for NetBSD 6.0.1 Binary Installs?

What is the value or URL for PKG_PATH used to inform NetBSD 6.0.1 where to download binary packages from? There seems to be a change in both servers as well as the path or directory layout for the ...
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Unix on a DEC VAX?

I just picked up a DEC VaxStation 4000 model 90 with a built in CDROM and an auxiliary SCSI storage module with tape archive drive. I believe it is functional although I cannot test it yet since I ...
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How to install OpenBSD/vax 4.7 on multiple disks?

I've got an old VAXstation 3100 Model 76, and I'd like to install OpenBSD/vax 4.7 on it. I've got two drives in it, an RZ23 (104MB) and a another 1.09GB. Now, since the 1.09GB is too large for an ...
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How do I compile Python 3.2 on NetBSD? Error code 127

I'm getting strange errors when I try to compile Python 3.2 on NetBSD 5.1: python ./Objects/typeslots.py < ./Include/typeslots.h > ./Objects/typeslots.inc python: not found *** Error code 127 ...
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Installing OpenJDK on a Netbsd Sparc64 Server

I am currently working on a project that involves running the lift framework on a sun sparc64 architecture. Due to limited support from more popular unix distros, I am running NetBSD 64-bit on the ...
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Has OpenBSD's ntpd replacement been ported to other BSDs? Or Linux?

I know the OpenBSD team wrote a from-scratch replacement for ntpd—OpenNTPD—that is available via pkgsrc/ports. My question is more about the base system: Is OpenNTPD the default ntpd in the base ...
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Installing Linux/NetBSD on an old Sky digibox?

I've just been updgraded to Sky+ and I've got an old Sky box (Thomson 286_544 aka Thomson DSI4212C). How would I go about installing NetBSD (compatible with nearly everything) on it? Has anyone ever ...
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Why doesn't this Hello World X11 code run on NetBSD?

I am on a brand new 5.1 NetBSD box. I copied the "Hello World" code from here rosettacode.org The code compiles with this command: cc -I /usr/X11R7/include -L /usr/X11R7/lib -lX11 helloworld.c ...
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How to automatically encrypt, sign, and forward root's email?

I've recently been teaching myself about the BSDs and decided to pick up a NetBSD VPS. I don't always log in to this box every day (it's not actually doing anything that important), but I'd still like ...
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POSIX conformance: NetBSD 5.1 <sys/time.h> gettimeofday declaration

I'm compiling some code which requests POSIX 1003.1 1993 conformance via -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=2. The code includes the header <sys/time.h> and wants to call gettimeofday, but on NetBSD 5.1 there ...
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Why did SDF switch from NetBSD to Linux?

I personally don't have much experience, but I was reading about SDF, and at one point the article mentions that SDF migrated to Linux in 1997, but due to the large number of malicious attacks it ...
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NetBSD 5.1 NDIS Kernel Compile Error

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (almost dead). I've ...
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Are there any good tutorials for NetBSD and daemontools?

I'm looking for some good resources on running daemontools on a NetBSD box. I've installed the binary package via pkg_add, but I can't seem to find an rc script for starting, e.g., svscan. I'm mostly ...
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Creating bootable usb stick with NetBSD installer on Linux

How can I create bootable usb stick with NetBSD installer on Linux? I tried to use UNetBootin, but on download list there is only 4.0 version and when I select my ISO with 5.1 version it doesn't work ...
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How do I start my service at boot-time?

I'm trying to run a CherryPy app on my NetBSD 5.1 box. To have it start automatically, I've added this line to my /etc/rc.local: /bin/httpd & When I boot the machine, some of the output of the ...
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NetBSD Serial Port Gateway

I have an old Toshiba Satellite 4015CDT, with Pentium II MMX, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD. It also has one USB 1.0 port, parallel and serial ports, a 3.5" floppy drive and a CD-ROM drive (almost dead). Also, ...
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How long should it take to generate 300 bytes of entropy on a VPS?

I'm running NetBSD on a Xen VPS, and I'm trying to generate a gpg keypair. I've gotten most of the way there, but now I'm getting the following error message: Not enough random bytes available. ...
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Do any package managers come installed default in NetBSD?

I am using NetBSD - I know ports and pkgsrc are available as package managers, but do these or any others come pre-installed in NetBSD?