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pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
pkgsrc on MirBSD
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  • 1. pkgsrc on MirBSDBenny Siegert ‹bsiegert@{mir,net}bsd.org› FOSDEM 2012
  • 2. Contents1. Introduction a. MirBSD b. What is pkgsrc?2. Comparison pkgsrc MirPorts3. MirBSD as new pkgsrc platform4. Conclusion 2
  • 3. Introduction 3
  • 4. What is MirOS / MirBSD?• MirOS BSD or MirBSD: “a secure operating system from the BSD family”, OpenBSD based• The MirOS Project: Thorsten Glaser and me +contributors • other software: mksh (shell), jupp (editor), PaxMirabilis (archiver), MirMake (build system), MirCksum, MirNroff, KWalletCLI, etc. 4
  • 5. What is pkgsrc?• In GNU/Linux distributions, everything is a package.• In BSD, the base system is a “single unit”.• pkgsrc provides a way to install additional software not contained in the base system. • over 11000 packages available • made by the NetBSD project, runs on 16 different OSes 5
  • 6. Building from source• Before first use: run /usr/pkgsrc/bootstrap/bootstrap• Packages are organized in categories: /usr/pkgsrc/category/pkgname• “bmake package-install” does everything: • download • extract, patch • build • create and install binary package 6
  • 7. Stable branches• four stable releases per year • most recent was pkgsrc-2011Q4• security team deals with vulnerable packages, fixes are “pulled up” • automatically check for installed packages with known vulnerabilities % pkg_admin fetch-pkg-vulnerabilities % pkg_admin audit 7
  • 8. Binary packages• ftp.netbsd.org contains packages for many architectures and OSes• set PKG_PATH: pkg_add automatically downloads packages for installation % export PKG_PATH=ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages/ MirBSD/i386/10uAE_2011Q3/All % pkg_add screen• pkgin, nih: binary package managers provide apt-like functions 8
  • 9. Getting involved• Mailing lists: pkgsrc-users@netbsd.org, tech-pkg@netbsd.org• Bug tracker: http://www.netbsd.org/support/query-pr.html• low barrier to entry for new packages: pkgsrc-wip project on Sourceforge • entries are added to pkgsrc after review• For commit access to pkgsrc, you need to become a NetBSD developer. 9
  • 10. Back to MirBSD … 10
  • 11. MirPorts• MirBSD also has MirPorts, with about the same goals as pkgsrc • 2852 entries (>11000 for pkgsrc) • many of the packages are in old versions due to lack of manpower• But: several MirBSD-specific packages• so we decided to join forces: pkgsrc as a complement / replacement (?) 11
  • 12. Terminology differencesMirPorts pkgsrcport packagepackage binary packagepackage flavour package option“faking” DESTDIR support 12
  • 13. Interesting MirPorts features• cpan2port: recursively create packages for Perl modules• mpczar: “normalized” archive format for VCS checkouts • to allow checksumming • VCS checkout instead of distfile• cvs-1.12 with extensions 13
  • 14. How did we getMirBSD support? 14
  • 15. Beginning• tg wrote basic patches in 2006. They were never applied.• I revived them at 26C3 (Dec 2010). Important: personal contact with developers (joerg, wiz)• First parts committed in January 2011. 15
  • 16. (cont.) • Maintaining pkgsrc support is much easier as developer. • At FOSDEM 2011: mbalmer proposes me to become a NetBSD developer, starts newdev process. • Sponsored by Alistair G. Crooks (agc) and Guillaume Lasmayous (gls) – thanks! 16
  • 17. Becoming a NetBSD developer1. A developer proposes you to be added. Two weeks for internal objections.2. Two developers become your “sponsors”.3. You fill out a questionnaire, internal discussion.4. Your GPG key needs to be signed by two developers.5. If accepted, you need to sign a contract with The NetBSD Foundation. 17
  • 18. Files touched• bootstrap/bootstrap• pkgtools/bootstrap-mk-files/files/mods/ MirBSD.sys.mk• mk/ • bsd.prefs.mk, pthread.builtin.mk • platform/MirBSD.mk, tools/tools.MirBSD.mk • configure/gnu-configure.mk: workaround 18
  • 19. More controversial changes• It took about six more months for bootstrap without patches on MirBSD • fixes for libfetch • fix for incompatibilities between mksh and the bmake test suite • libtool support• In all cases: need OK from maintainers / authors 19
  • 20. Conclusion 20
  • 21. pkgsrc and MirBSD• pkgsrc works well on MirBSD. • last bulk build (2011Q3): 5850 packages.• Some “important” packages still need fixes.• pkgsrc cannot completely replace MirPorts at the moment (e.g. local ports). • But: MirPorts and pkgsrc can coexist! 21
  • 22. Thank you for your attention Thanks to: Thorsten Glaser Daniel Seuffert Marius Nünnerich Marc Balmer Alistair G. Crooks Guillaume Lasmayous Jörg Sonnenberger Thomas Klausner Come to our booth (K building)! We distribute DVDs with MirBSD + pkgsrc. 22

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