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 +====== Installing Binary Packages ======
 +
 +
 +===== pkgin =====
 +
 +[[http://​pkgin.net/​|pkgin]] is the binary package manager for MINIX 3. This page describes how to use it.
 +
 +
 +Software packages also can built from their source code. See [[.:​installingsourcepackages|Installing Source Packages]] for details.
 +
 +===== Using pkgin =====
 +
 +**First**, you will need to fetch the package list and populate the package database:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin update
 +</​code>​
 +
 +This step can be re-run to update the package list.
 +
 +If you would like to install a package, you can run:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin install git-base
 +# pkgin install binutils
 +# pkgin install clang
 +</​code>​
 +
 +More than one at a time:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin in perl python27
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Also, there is a way to install everything:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin_all
 +</​code>​
 +
 +{i} Be sure to have enough [[.:​workingwithstorage|free space]] if you install all the packages. //Pkgin// will estimate the space needed when it asks for your confirmation.
 +
 +If you would like to search for a specific package, you can run:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin search git
 +</​code>​
 +
 +As the repository is now very large, we also have a few packages sets for usual MINIX tasks. To view and install them you can use: 
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin_sets
 +</​code>​
 +
 +To see a list of all available packages, you can run:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin available
 +</​code>​
 +
 +You can also use //more// to pause between pages:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin available | more
 +</​code>​
 +
 +If you would like to see all the available //pkgin// actions, you can run:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin
 +</​code>​
 +
 +Additionally,​ you can study the man. page:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# man 1 pkgin
 +</​code>​
 +
 +===== Installing from the CD =====
 +
 +Many packages are available directly from the CD. This can be helpful in some circumstances,​ and is generally faster than downloading from the online repository.
 +
 +To install packages from the CD, you can use //​pkgin_cd//​. This command uses the CD-ROM as the package repository. It is a wrapper for //pkgin// and therefore supports the same commands.
 +
 +To begin using //​pkgin_cd//:​
 +
 +  - Start your installed system
 +  - Insert the CD
 +  - Type //​pkgin_cd//​
 +
 +Unlike //pkgin//, to install all packages you need:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +# pkgin_cd in $( pkgin_cd av | awk '{ print $1 }' )
 +</​code>​
 +
 +To remove the CD safely and use the online package repository:
 +
 +  - Type //umount /mnt// to stop using the CD
 +  - Remove the CD
 +  - Type //pkgin update//
 +
 +
 +Note this will not update previously installed package, to replace them with the newer version you have to do this:
 +<​code>​
 +  # pkgin full-upgrade
 +</​code>​
 +
 +That's all! Now you can try out the new packages. We are awaiting for your feedback, ​
 +even if it 'just works'​. We need to update our available list of applications. You can send us a mail directly, post to the MINIX google group or simply update ​ [[:​DevelopersGuide:​PkgsrcStatus]].
 +
 +===== Notes =====
 +
 +//Pkgin// will install the software in ///​usr/​pkg/​bin//,​ which is already in your PATH by default.
  
usersguide/installingbinarypackages.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/23 14:17 by andytanenbaum