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pkgin installation problem (NetBSD)

I think you should use http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/i386/7.1/ - because you installed i386 and version 7.1. So: export PKG_PATH=http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/NetBSD/...
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How do I use pkgsrc?

As Andreas said, pkgsrc is very well documented. Follow the pkgsrc guide and you should be in business in no time
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Are NetBSD provide digital signatures for official ISO images and binary packages?

A PGP-signed list of hashes is available, covering all the release files. The PGP key used to sign this is well connected in the web of trust.
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How to apply updates on OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD?

The various BSD systems have a very clear separation into "base system" and "3rd party software (ports/packages)". You upgrade the two separately. This assumes that you have an installation of ...
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

It takes roughly a day for me to build 5 or so different architectures, as complete release builds (aka, tarballs and ISO images.) I'm building on a relatively low memory (512M), i386 virtual machine,...
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Loading NetBSD kernel modules

NetBSD uses kernel secure levels to determine what operations can be performed on a running system. From the link: -1 Permanently insecure mode Don't raise the securelevel on boot ...
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Does *BSD have the ability to encrypt a system partition with full disk encryption?

Indeed, this is documented in the handbook: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/disks-encrypting.html And although gbde is mentioned first, geli is generally more recommended. The installer actually ...
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Why does NetBSD grep slow down nearly 15x on subsequent calls

Could it be that you are exhausting the read cache (File System Buffer Cache; ref. buffercache(9))? On the first pass the cache is mainly empty, so pages are just being added. Once the cache is full, ...
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Difference between `pkgin` and `pkg_*`, and which to use?

They are two different tools that have evolved independently from each other. The pkg* tools are the native NetBSD tools for package management, while pkgin wants to be a tool similar to apt-get or ...
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How to install directly from a package *.tgz file in NetBSD, OpenBSD, or FreeBSD

you must use pkg_add from the manual: The pkg_add command is used to extract and upgrade packages that have been previously created with the pkg_create(1) command. Packages are ...
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

I would suggest that any decent not-so-modern x86_64 true server should be able do a full build in a couple of hours or maybe less, including xsrc. My NetBSD-current build server is a Xen domU with ...
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Let ifconfig wait for IPv6-address to not be tentative

An address can be in several states, tentative is one of them. Having ifconfig wait for an address to leave the state tentative is simply not in accord with the design. You may configure to use ...
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

Maybe it will take more than 90 min to build the kernel . To speed up the compilation process we need to use -j option for example if you have 2 core you can type: fakeroot make-kpkg..... -j 2 or ...
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How do I install the manual pages on NetBSD?

Run sysinst, then: choose "Re-install sets or install additional sets" from the main menu choose "current system" from "Available disks" when prompted choose "...
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How long might it take to build NetBSD userland and kernel?

For reference, a ./build.sh -U -j 12 -O /Users/mbelleau/netbsd/obj_amd64 -m amd64 release (no X11) on a MacBook Air i7 1.7GHz 8GB RAM, NetBSD-7.0-release, took roughly 2 hours: ===> Summary of ...
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Unix on a DEC VAX?

There was a version of FreeBSD for the VAX. Now, I think it has descontinued. But you can get a better than the old 4.3 BSD from the archive. Also, from NetBSD you can get a version for the vax, ...
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Let ifconfig wait for IPv6-address to not be tentative

After asking a NetBSD-developer, and verifying that the same applies to FreeBSD, I found out the solution (which applies on both these OSes): The Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) will use some time ...
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using pkgsrc in home directory in NetBSD

I finally solved this problem. As they said, what I should do was to download comp.tgz and unpack it. In addition, There was a FAQ in NetBSD website. # cd / # ftp ftp://ftp.netbsd.org (as an ...
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using pkgsrc in home directory in NetBSD

looks like you didn't install the "comp" set for netbsd, which is the C compiler (etc.). Try running "gcc -v". FWIW, the best NetBSD and pkgsrc help is achieved via the Mailing lists, I only saw this ...
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using pkgsrc in home directory in NetBSD

Always supply detailed error messages! (or at least more than enough to give a clue as to what actual problem is being encountered as this avoids unnecessary extra exchanges -- many folks will simply ...
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Is there anything similar to CrystalDiskMark for UNIX?

I think you have missed some of the more common tools in your search. For some testing I find IOrate(port) nice. Previously bonnie++ was very common. Still a favourite for testing disks but see Can ...
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How to compile fIcy for BSD?

You should use GNU's make as README.rst says: pkg install gmake If you've already installed any other dependencies you should run gmake all (Note g is the first letter.) Works for me but if you'...
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Does *BSD have the ability to encrypt a system partition with full disk encryption?

OpenBSD has softraid(4), which allows you to use an encrypting discipline on a block device. Setting up disk encryption is not supported by the installer (as of September 2020), but can be configured ...
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How to change the font size in NetBSD (TTY no GUI)

Look in /etc/wsconf.conf. It allows you to configure the terminal environment that is used at boot time, including using different fonts. On PC hardware, you're limited to a few text sizes: 80x25, ...
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Does *BSD have the ability to encrypt a system partition with full disk encryption?

NetBSD can indeed be run with an encrypted root filesystem, via a kernel module called cdgroot (though it still needs an unencrypted partition to boot from). See the following for some comments on the ...
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Making 'sudo pkg_add' work on NetBSD

The right file is /etc/pkg_install.conf. To set it up, run this as root: echo "PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/$(uname)/$(uname -m)/$(uname -r)/All/" >> /etc/pkg_install.conf ...
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Setting wallpaper in NetBSD JWM

To quote the authors, Configuration of JWM is done by editing ".jwmrc". [...] Virtual desktops are controlled with the Desktops tag. Within this tag the following attributes are supported....
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Is NetBSD 'primes' utility or equivalent available in any package on MacOS?

I've never been able to find it in any pre-built package but in this SO Q&A titled: Finding Prime Numbers - “factor” command not found on MacOS, someone posted a Makefile which you can use to ...
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How to run tnftpd without root on OS X?

According to the man page tnftpd(8) ... The server uses the TCP protocol and listens at the port specified in the ``ftp'' service ...
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