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Questions tagged [netbsd]

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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NetBSD desktop install

I've had NetBSD 7 installed for several years, running MariaDB 5.5.52 and gcc 4.8.4 and Geany. I would like to install a slightly more advanced desktop than XWindows. When I cd into /usr/pkgsrc/meta-...
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NetBSD & Windows 10 Dual Boot

I choose NetBSD for a better hardware support. The NetBSD bootloader won't detect my Windows 10 partition on MBR table. I already tried with: fdisk -B wd0; and I specified the options and write the ...
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Is NetBSD 'primes' utility or equivalent available in any package on MacOS?

Is the NetBSD primes utility (or equivalent) available on MacOS in any package, other than via manual download-and-compile (e.g. curl)? I searched quite a lot and couldn't find any package (other than ...
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How to download Xfce (with dependencies) to USB flash drive for installing Xfce in NetBSD?

I can't install Xfce from terminal NetBSD because I can't connect to the internet in terminal NetBSD. I thought may be I can install Xfce (with dependencies) from USB flash drive. How to do it? I ...
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How to change the font size in NetBSD (TTY no GUI)

NetBSD 7.1 (GENERIC.201703111743Z) amd64 In TTY without gui , the better screen resolution is set at boot time but the font is really to small. So how to change that On debian dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Making 'sudo pkg_add' work on NetBSD

Is there any way to make the simple command sudo pkg_add some-package work on an ordinary installation of NetBSD without recompiling anything from source code? All other Unix systems that I have ...
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Setting wallpaper in NetBSD JWM

I have installed "NetBSD JWM" in the virtual environment of VMware Workstation 14 Pro. I'd like to set wallpaper but I do not know how to do it.
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How to install directly from a package *.tgz file in NetBSD, OpenBSD, or FreeBSD

Is there any way to install software from the *.tgz file that is its package, in NetBSD? Or indeed in operating systems with similar package managers such as OpenBSD or FreeBSD? For example, I can ...
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pkgin installation problem (NetBSD)

I just installed NetBSD 7.1.1 (i386) on my old laptop. During the installation, I could not install pgkin (I don't know why), so I skipped it and now I have a NetBSD 7.1.1 installed on my laptop ...
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How to install Chromium on NetBSD?

I installed NetBSD and Firefox browser successfully but cannot install Chromium: tak# pkgin install chromium calculating dependencies... done. nothing to do. tak# How to do this?
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How to run tnftpd without root on OS X?

I'm trying to run tnftpd on OS X, which is NetBSD's FTP server and used to be OS X's FTP server. I built and installed it from Apple's sources. Unfortunately, it seems that I cannot run the server ...
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php70-fpm doesn't include www.conf on NetBSD

I'm having issues with php70-fpm not including any config files. I installed php70-fpm using pkgin in php70-fpm. It installs from here: ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/earmv6hf/7.1/...
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NetBSD - Unable to install pkgin

I'm running NetBSD on the Raspberry Pi 1 Model B. uname -a NetBSD rpi 7.99.64 NetBSD 7.99.64 (RPI.201703032010Z) evbarm I'm trying to install pkgin but I'm receiving an error about version mismatch ....
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NetBSD: unable to start KDE because of missing shared objects

I'm relatively new to UNIX-like OS's, though I know some basic concepts. I managed to build X server and KDE workspace from pkgsrc for my NetBSD 7.0.2. X starts normally, but KDE won't, because it ...
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using pkgsrc in home directory in NetBSD

I'm new to NetBSD, although often using pkgsrc on ubuntu. I can build and install packages from source without any effect ubuntu's package dependencies. For example, even if ruby 2.2 is installed by ...
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Loading NetBSD kernel modules

I want to start using npf on my NetBSD server, rather than relying solely on the external firewall for protection. However, I get: $ npfctl show npfctl: /dev/npf: No such file or directory Alright, ...
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NetBSD 7.0.2 not honoring hostname setting when using DHCP

I've recently installed NetBSD 7.0.2, and I'm having trouble setting my hostname right. I'm using DHCP, so I got dhclient=YES in my /etc/rc.conf. Now, the documentation says, that there are several ...
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How to use 'pkg_add -uu' to upgrade all packages?

According to NetBSD's wiki I can use pkg_add -uu to upgrade packages. However, when I attempt to use pkg_add -uu it results in an error. pkg_add -uu pkg_add: missing package name(s) ... pkg_add -uu *...
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Let ifconfig wait for IPv6-address to not be tentative

I claim an IPv6 address using ifconfig in a script. This address is then immediately used to listen on a TCP port. When I write the script like this, it fails because the service is unable to listen: ...
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Are NetBSD provide digital signatures for official ISO images and binary packages?

I just install NetBSD in from ISO image inside VirtualBox. Official source ISO media contains only MD5/SHA512 sums. Similarly pkg_add binary packag repository contains only SHA512 sums. Both FTP ...
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Creating a user without a password on NetBSD

On my NetBSD installation, I have it set so that root has no password. I can login as root without typing a password. But, when I create a user with just useradd -m <username>, log out, then ...
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How do I use pkgsrc?

I'm running NetBSD in a virtual machine. Documentation and explanations on how to use pkgsrc are scarce. Let's say I want to install vim for NetBSD. What would I type? Do I need a URL? Do I need a ...
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

I am interested to use NetBSD as the operating system on my server. I have not used a system where security updates are performed by source, but have read enough in the guide to feel comfortable ...
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ERROR: make sure the Makefile and checksum file (/usr/pkgsrc/x11/gtk3/distinfo) are up to date

To install Gnome on NetBSD, I did so: #cd /usr/pkgsrc/meta-pkgs/gnome #make fetch-list|sh And waited until all dependencies downloaded, then typed: #make install clean Build started, and after a ...
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NetBSD install, configure network, stuck at the command /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media error: ifconfig SIOCGIFMEDIA: inappropriate ioctl for device

I'm in NetBSD installation process, when configuring network, I'm stuck in this command and there is no way out of it: Status: Command failed Command: /sbin/ifconfig fwip0 media Hi enter to continue ...
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Can a bootable NetBSD be built on OSX?

I've got OSX 10.9.5 . I want to build NetBSD (or at least it's kernel) on my OSX box. I've tried building the 'config' program but I can't find 'build.sh'. Is this possible and what would be the steps ...
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Automatic install NetBSD ISO

Is there some form of automated NetBSD installation? I would like to automate this manual process: https://www.netbsd.org/docs/guide/en/chap-exinst.html But I found no examples.
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How to effectively get an US AltGr-Intl layout on NetBSD?

After switching to the us layout with wsconsctl -w encoding=us I was looking for a way to modify the keymap to my liking. I did: wsconsctl -w map+="keycode 1 = Cmd_Debugger Caps_Lock" wsconsctl -w ...
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

Moved from SU. First part at https://superuser.com/questions/975564/netbsd-and-tp-link-tl-wn727n-atheros-ar9271-or-ralink-rt5370 So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, lol)...
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Can I install FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly on one disc?

Is it possible to install all of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly BSD on a single disc? What would be the proper procedure for success, and what are the caveats?
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Installation date and virtual status of the machine( For Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD)

How do I determine installation date (when the system was first booted) for Linux,Darwin, FreeBSD and NetBSD? Also, Is there any way to get the virtual status of the these machines (whether the ...
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Binding nonlocal address on NetBSD

This is not a programming question, but a question about NetBSD. Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD have mutually exclusive but similar interfaces to allow binding the local end of a connection to an address ...
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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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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 = /usr/pkg/etc/stunnel/...
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A script to identify whether a file descriptor has gone bad

Problem : I have a server program running which connects to a remote program using TCP sockets. There many of them (say 20). My problem is one of the socket descriptor has gone bad and has recieved ...
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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 /usr/{share,X11R7,X11R6,pkg,...
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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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How to configure FreeBSD to run headless without hitting high interrupt rates?

When running headless (without monitor, keyboard, mouse attached) FreeBSD versions 8.2, 8.3, 9.0 and NetBSD version 5.0 has known issues (FreeBSD PR 156596, NetBSD 46596) to generate extremely high ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...