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BPM(1)							    BSD General Commands Manual 						    BPM(1)

bpm -- menu-based binary package manager SYNOPSIS
bpm [-hnVv] [-b baseURL] [-m machine] [-r release] [-w seconds] DESCRIPTION
The bpm command is used to locate and install binary packages from any reachable URL. The following command-line options are supported: -b baseURL Specify a base URL from which to download binary packages. The default URL is -h Print a help message and then exit. -m machine Use machine as the machine architecture to be used, instead of that returned by uname(1). -n Don't actually execute the commands to add the package. -r release Use release as the operating system release to be used, instead of that returned by uname(1). -V Print version number and exit. -v Turn on verbose output. -w seconds The number of seconds to wait after displaying an error message and returning to normal menu operations. bpm provides a menu-based binary package manager for NetBSD. bpm first connects to the URL using ftp(1), and displays a list of categories for which binary packages exist. If no categories are displayed, it could be that the machine architecture or operating system release string have been wrongly interpreted, and that it will be necessary to override this values by means of the command line options. Within a category, a list of packages will be displayed, and by selecting one using the number assigned to it, the package will be downloaded automat- ically, and installed, using the pkg_add(1) utility. It is also possible to change the category currently being examined, and to quit from the utility, simply by selecting the appropriate choices on the menu. ENVIRONMENT
The environment variables which govern the behavior of ftp(1) and pkg_add(1) are valid for bpm. SEE ALSO
ftp(1), pkg_add(1), uname(1) AUTHORS
The bpm utility was written by Alistair Crooks <>. BSD
August 3, 2007 BSD

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SYSINST(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 						SYSINST(8)

sysinst -- install or upgrade a NetBSD system SYNOPSIS
sysinst [-D] [-f deffile] [-r releasename] DESCRIPTION
sysinst is a menu-based program that may be used to install or upgrade a NetBSD system. It is usually invoked automatically when the system is booted from appropriate installation media. sysinst is usually not present on a NetBSD system that has been fully installed. OPTIONS
-D Switch on debugging. -r releasename Set the releasename if it is different to the one compiled. Currently unused. -f deffile Set a file for definitions other than the defaults. See DEFINITION FILE for its format. DEFINITION FILE
The definition file is used to set several other names and directories to search for. You can specify any of the options in the file. They are stored as: option = value pairs. In this description, REL and MACH are the release and architecture respectively, determined by the image sysinst is used on. option name default value description release REL Release name (also set by -r releasename). machine MACH Machine architecture xfer dir /usr/INSTALL Transfer dir ext dir Extract dir (will usually be set later on) ftp host ftp host for fetching files ftp dir pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-REL ftp directory for fetching files ftp prefix /MACH/binary/sets directory to look for sets. Note that this is used for all kinds of fetching (CDs, local FS, ...), not only ftp. ftp user ftp ftp user for connecting ftp pass - ftp password ftp proxy - ftp proxy nfs host - nfs host for fetching via nfs nfs dir /bsd/release nfs directory for fetching files cd dev cd0a name of the CD device for fetching files fd dev /dev/fd0a name of floppy for fetching files local dev - Other device to be mounted for fetching files local fs ffs FS-type for local dev local dir release Directory to look for in the mounted local fs targetroot mount /targetroot Directory to mount target root dir to dist postfix .tgz Suffix of set files to be extracted diskname mydisk disktab(5) diskname to use for target disk SEE ALSO
release(7), afterboot(8), boot(8), diskless(8) <machine>/INSTALL.* files on CD-ROM installation media .../NetBSD-<rel>/<machine>/INSTALL.* files in NetBSD releases or snapshots. HISTORY
A sysinst command appeared in NetBSD 1.3. BSD
September 17, 2011 BSD
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