Openbsd Packages

If you are unfamiliar with OpenBSD's package system, please read the FAQ first.

To install a package (like nvi):

$ doas pkg_add nvi

To delete a package:

$ doas pkg_delete nvi

To delete unused dependencies:

$ doas pkg_delete -a

To find a package from repositories:

$ doas pkg_info -Q nvi

To learn more about a package:

$ doas pkg_info nvi

Troubleshooting

/etc/installurl

On occasion, you may encounter errors:

$ doas pkg_add package
https://cdn.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/7.1/packages-stable/amd64/: ftp: cdn.openbsd.org: no address associated with name
https://cdn.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/7.1/packages/amd64/: ftp: cdn.openbsd.org: no address associated with name
https://cdn.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/7.1/packages/amd64/: empty
Can't find package

In the above, your system can't resolve the name cdn.openbsd.org. This could be due to your local nameservers, or it could be due to a mirror having issues.

To change the mirror, edit /etc/installurl to use a different mirror from the list of OpenBSD mirrors.

If the issue is your local nameservers, you may want to configure unbound.