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BPM(1) BSD General Commands Manual BPM(1)
bpm -- menu-based binary package manager
bpm [-hnVv] [-b baseURL] [-m machine] [-r release] [-w seconds]
The bpm command is used to locate and install binary packages from any reachable URL.
The following command-line options are supported:
Specify a base URL from which to download binary packages. The default URL is
-h Print a help message and then exit.
Use machine as the machine architecture to be used, instead of that returned by
-n Don't actually execute the commands to add the package.
Use release as the operating system release to be used, instead of that returned by
-V Print version number and exit.
-v Turn on verbose output.
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 cat-
egories 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 dis-
played, and by selecting one using the number assigned to it, the package will be downloaded
automatically, 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.
The environment variables which govern the behavior of ftp(1) and pkg_add(1) are valid for
ftp(1), pkg_add(1), uname(1)
The bpm utility was written by Alistair Crooks <agc@NetBSD.org>.
BSD August 3, 2007 BSD
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