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Old 13th November 2008
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Default finding packages denpendencies with no internet connection

I am building a laptop with OpenBSD. This is my first OpenBSD install. The laptop has no network access and I'd like to fetch the few packages that I need for the machine but I can't seem to find a way to get the dependency list. I have no other OpenBSD machine or access to any.
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Old 13th November 2008
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The laptop has no network access and I'd like to fetch the few packages that I need for the machine but I can't seem to find a way to get the dependency list.
Although the laptop doesn't have network access, you can still install the ports tree (ports.tar.gz on the official CD set or available on the mirrors...) & generate the dependency lists (one for building & the other for runtime...)
  • Details on installing the ports tree is covered in Section 5.3.3 of the FAQ:

  • Details on generating the dependency lists can be found in the archives:


    make print-build-depends & make print-run-depends are my favorites.
  • Familiarizing yourself with the FAQ's discussion on applications found in the ports tree (whether installed by packages or building...) is good background information to have:

  • A handy third-party site for searching for information on available ports can be found at the following:


    Although, be cognizant that this site focuses on developers, & thus on -current. Very recently added applications will not be avaiable for -release yet.
Let us know if you have any problems.

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