Cross building NetBSD on Linux

Known for its portability, it might come at no surprise that NetBSD (and pkgsrc as well) is also easy to cross build on other platforms and even other hosts. Building NetBSD on Linux can be very convenient, as it’s far easier to get access to high-performance Linux powered machines than to NetBSD ones. So let’s go through the process and build a NetBSD/amd64 release on a Debian host, using an unprivileged user account....

August 29, 2014 · 2 min

Installing CA certificates on NetBSD

Using SSL-aware programs which expect a CA certificate path on NetBSD (such as cURL, Git or Wget) without installing CA certificates will result in the following SSL certificate error messages. Please note that this also happens when using pkgsrc on other systems, and the same installation instructions can be used. cURL error message: curl https://www.netbsd.org curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain More details here: http://curl.haxx.se/docs/sslcerts.html curl performs SSL certificate verification by default, using a "bundle" of Certificate Authority (CA) public keys (CA certs)....

August 27, 2014 · 2 min