pkgsrc is a framework for building over 25,000 open source software packages. It is the
native package manager on SmartOS, NetBSD, and Minix, and is portable across 23
different operating systems. Use one package manager across all of your systems!
MNX Cloud provide binary packages for SmartOS/illumos, macOS, Linux, and NetBSD.
Illumos Packages For Server And Desktop
Thanks to its cross-platform support, pkgsrc is able to combine the
efforts of developers from NetBSD, SmartOS, macOS, Linux, and others,
to produce a single package repository containing over 24,000 binary
packages, providing regularly updated desktop and server packages to
cover a wide range of requirements. Our package sets are built on
SmartOS, but are designed to be portable across all illumos
distributions, as the examples below running on Tribblix and OmniOS
Choose Your Illumos Package Set
Our packages are built on SmartOS 20210826 but should work on any illumos
distribution of at least that date, and are regularly updated from pkgsrc
trunk. The tools option is a smaller package set designed specifically
to run in the SmartOS Global Zone. The upgrade kits unpack newer configs
and PGP keys over the top of an existing install ready for upgrading.
Older and LTS kits are in the
Now that you're ready to go, here are some common commands you may want to run.
Use pkgin to install packages
pkgin is the front-end to the binary packages, and lets you search for, install, upgrade, and remove packages. It also provides some basic functionality for querying both local and remote packages. If you have used apt-get or yum you should find it to be very familiar.
Use pkg_* tools to manage packages
The underlying packaging tools are pkg_add, pkg_admin, pkg_create, pkg_delete, and pkg_info. If pkgin is equivalent to apt-get or yum, then these are the equivalent of dpkg or rpm. Here are some useful commands to get you started.