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 +====== Installing Source Packages ======
 +
 +===== pkgsrc =====
 +
 +As of release 3.1.8, [[http://​www.netbsd.org/​docs/​software/​packages.html|pkgsrc]] is used to build third party software on Minix3. This page describes how to use pkgsrc.
 +
 +Before diving in, you should be aware that the Minix 3 project provides precompiled binary packages for many third party applications. This can save a lot of time. See [[.:​installingbinarypackages|Installing Binary Packages]] for details.
 +
 +It should also be noted that the ''/​usr/​pkgsrc''​ hierarchy created below contains a super-set of the packages that can be built, installed, and run on a Minix3 system. In other words, just because a package is present in the ''/​usr/​pkgsrc''​ hierarchy, it does not mean that the package will compile and be usable on a Minix3 system. The file [[http://​git.minix3.org/?​p=pkgsrc.git;​a=blob;​f=minix/​limited_list.pbulk;​hb=refs/​heads/​minix-master|/​usr/​pkgsrc/​minix/​limited_list.pbulk]] contains a list of packages that are known to at least build under Minix3 '​[[.:​..:​developersguide:​trackingcurrent|current]]'​. The ''​limited_list.pbulk''​ file is a good starting point for determining whether a package you are interested in is likely to be usable on a Minix3 system.
 +
 +==== Setting up pkgsrc on Minix ====
 +
 +git is required to download the pkgsrc tree and gcc is required to compile software
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin in scmgit-base gcc44
 +</​code>​
 +
 +To set up the pkgsrc tree:
 +<​code>​
 +# cd /usr
 +# make pkgsrc-create
 +</​code>​
 +Note: this takes slightly more than 1GB of hard disk space (as of November 29, 2011)
 +
 +<!> This is all that is needed to prepare the system to build software with pkgsrc. The Minix installation comes pre-bootstrapped. Do NOT run the bootstrap script that comes with pkgsrc.
 +
 +==== Updating the pkgsrc Tree ====
 +
 +To update the pkgsrc tree in the future:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# cd /usr
 +# make pkgsrc-update
 +</​code>​
 +
 +This will download any changes (new versions of packages, patches, etc).
 +
 +<!> It is important to update your copy of the pkgsrc tree using this method, instead of ''​git update'',​ because this update method may perform additional steps such as updating your mk.conf file.
 +
 +==== Compiling a Package ====
 +
 +All pkgsrc operations should be done with bmake.
 +
 +To build a package, misc/figlet in this example, you need to cd to that directory and do a make install
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# cd /​usr/​pkgsrc/​misc/​figlet
 +# bmake install
 +</​code>​
 +This installs figlet in /​usr/​pkg/​bin
 +
 +===== Additional Documentation =====
 +
 +See the official [[http://​www.netbsd.org/​docs/​pkgsrc/​|pkgsrc guide]] for complete details.
  
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