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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Permissions for installing coreutils with pkgsrc on NetBSD

I'm trying to install coreutils on NetBSD 6.1.5 using the pkgsrc system. This is on the default install of 6.1.5. The only change made has been to install zsh and set it as my default shell for users ...
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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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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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Black console mouse cursor on NetBSD 6.1.5

I am using NetBSD 6.1.5 with VMWare workstation 10. I am booting from this entry in boot.cfg: menu=Boot NetBSD:vesa 1280x800;boot netbsd When using wsmoused in console mode, the cursor on the ...
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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 ...