Installing software using pkgsrc
There are two ways to install additional software on your SmartOS instance:
- install from pkgsrc
- compile it from source
For managing package releases, we strongly recommend you use pkgin. Pkgin is an apt/yum like tool that serves as an interface to pkgsrc. The below table lists the common
Note: You must run commands that install or update software as the root user.
|pkgin up||Updates the pkgin database. You should run this command before installing any new packages.|
|pkgin ls||Lists all the installed packages.|
|pkgin av||Lists all of the available packages.|
|pkgin in||Installs a package|
|pkgin rm||Removes a package|
|pkgin se||Searches for a package|
|pkgin||With no additional arguments, lists all of the available commands.|
This example shows you how to install
# sudo pkgin in tidy
If your preferred software is not available as a prebuilt package, you can compile it from source. Typically, software you compile from source code is compressed in a tarball that you need to de-compress and store somewhere on your local system. Generally, software like this includes a readme file that you can read for instructions on compiling the software. Instructions on the compilation of third party software is outside of the scope of this document; if you have a request for software that is not currently available in pkgsrc, please contact MNX support.