How to OpenBSD 6 pkg_add Initialization

November 2, 2017 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

OpenBSD 6 pkg_add Initialization

Hello OpenBSD User! This Tip Shows You Getting-Started Installing New OpenBSD 6 Packages with the OpenBSD 6 pkg_add First Configuration.

Especially relevant: from OpenBSD 6.1 there has been a Semplification in the pkg_add First Configutation Setup.

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  1. Set OpenBSD Packages Repository URL

    • For 6.0 and below:

      vi /etc/pkg.conf

      Append:

      installpath = http://ftp.eu.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/packages/`arch -s`/

      Eg for 5.9 64bit:

      installpath = http://ftp.eu.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/5.9/packages/amd64/
    • Instead, for 6.1+:

      vi /etc/installurl

      And Add:

      http://ftp.eu.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD

    Type ‘i’ to Start editing in vi
    Press ‘esc’ to Stop editing
    And finally ‘:wq’ to Write changes and Quit!

  2. Then to Install Bash Shell

    pkg_add -v bash

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