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DragonFlyBSD pkg : initial impression

After use pkg in FreeBSD 10 and very satisfied with the result I feel curious about its brother, DragonFlyBSD.

I install DragonFlyBSD 3.8.2 using 32 bit inside my virtualbox ( I think its same if I run with vps that provide custom iso like vultr).

After configure ssh server for network access, I start test pkg command :

$ ssh alam@
alam@’s password:
Last login: Tue Oct 21 08:17:01 2014
Copyright (c) 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

DragonFly v3.8.2-RELEASE (GENERIC) #7: Thu Aug 14 21:26:32 PDT 2014

Welcome to DragonFly!

To erase a line you’ve written at the command prompt, use “Ctrl-U”.
— Dru <>
> su

# pkg update
Updating repository catalogue
pkg: Not Found
pkg: repository Avalon has no meta file, using default settings
Fetching digests.txz: 100% of 977 KB
Fetching packagesite.txz: 100% of 4 MB

Adding new entries: 100%
Incremental update completed, 20921 packages processed:
0 packages updated, 0 removed and 20921 added.
dflybsd# pkg info

bind98-9.8.7P1_5               BIND DNS suite with updated DNSSEC and DNS64
ca_root_nss-3.16.1             The root certificate bundle from the Mozilla Project
cdrtools-3.00_2                CD/DVD/BluRay and ISO-9660 image creation and extraction tools
curl-7.37.1_2                  Non-interactive tool to get files from FTP, GOPHER, HTTP(S) servers
cvsps-2.1_1                    Create patchset information from CVS
expat-2.1.0_1                  XML 1.0 parser written in C
gettext-             GNU gettext package
git-2.0.2                      Distributed source code management tool
indexinfo-0.2                  Utility to regenerate the GNU info page index
isc-dhcp42-server-4.2.6_2      The ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server
libxml2-2.9.1_1                XML parser library for GNOME
openssl-1.0.1_13               SSL and crypto library
pkg-1.3.6                      Package manager


Preinstalled package after I type pkg update is more than FreeBSD offer but I like it, I have git, curl and bind out of box 🙂

See what version of compiler DragonFlyBSD use

# cc -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i386-pc-dragonflybsd
Configured with: DragonFly/i386 system compiler (c, c++, objc, LTO)
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.7.3 [DragonFly] Release/2013-04-11

Try find wordpress

# pkg search wordpress


Looks like the version is bit out date but not big problem for me as wordpress provide easy upgrade procedure.

Good news for me is PHP also available in 5.2 version.

Try install it via pkg

# pkg install php52
Updating repository catalogue
pkg: Not Found
pkg: repository Avalon has no meta file, using default settings
Avalon repository is up-to-date
All repositories are up-to-date
The following 1 packages will be affected (of 0 checked):

New packages to be INSTALLED:
php52: 5.2.17_15

The process will require 7 MB more space
1 MB to be downloaded

Proceed with this action [y/N]: y
Fetching php52-5.2.17_15.txz: 100% of 1 MB
Checking integrity… done (0 conflicting)
[1/1] Installing php52-5.2.17_15: 100%

I don’t understand about error message above (Avalon has no meta file) so I ignore it 🙂

Looks like I love DragonFlyBSD too. Same pkg and no hard learning curve 🙂