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

NAME
     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
	     ftp://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/pkgsrc/packages.

     -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 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.

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 <agc@NetBSD.org>.

BSD					  August 3, 2007				      BSD
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