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Old 26th November 2016
shep shep is offline
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The installation media are located in

NetBSD *.iso images are not hybids and will not boot when written to a usb thumb drive. For i386 and amd64, they supply *.img.gz files that are gunzip(1) and written to a usb drive with dd(1).

In order to retrieve pkgin(1) you need to export your PKG_PATH in your shell. An example, using the default /sbin/sh shell is at the following site. Warning this site comes with baggage.
pkgin howto

I just finished installing xfce4 in NetBSD. There are some on-line guides but there are now some quirks - the meta-pkg did not install tdb and generated errors. If you install tdb first, the xfce4 meta-pkg will completely load with a few warnings and no frank errors.

Last edited by shep; 26th November 2016 at 04:50 PM.
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