This is done by executing the following commands at the command line:
# pkgin update
When executing pkgin_sets, it will show the following screen and prompt you to install each set one by one.
Zhixian’s note: The software installed can be found in /usr/pkg/bin (or /usr/pkg/sbin for system executables).
First prompt installs:
- vim (exception from the above note; executable is found at /usr/bin/vi)
Second prompt install:
Third prompt installs:
- python (the executable for python is named “python2.7” instead of “python” as found in other installations.)
For some reason the tiff library is missing from repository.
Searching and installing the tiff library that got missed out earlier.
- Set password for root account
- Set timezone
- Set hostname
Set Password for root account
By default, there is no password assigned for the root account.
You can set a password for root account using the following command:
Before you can set the timezone, you need to identify it using the computer standards.
Look at a file /usr/share/zoneinfo for a list of timezone.
In my case, my country Singapore is located in Asia
So my timezone is determined to be Asia/Singapore.
To set the timezone, enter the follow command:
# echo export TZ=Asia/Singapore > /etc/rc.timezone
This will take effect when I log in again.
The default hostname can be rather non-descriptive.
So you might want to change that.
So for example, I chose the hostname of rocket, I would enter the following command to set it:
# hostname rocket
Zhixian’s note: This change does not seem to persist after a reboot.
Still exploring how to do this correctly.
The best solution I saw so far is from http://osdir.com/ml/minix3/2011-12/msg00072.html
It suggests putting your IP and host name into /etc/hosts file.
Here’s the excerpt pertaining to problem and suggested solution:
In case you are wondering, here’s what my /etc/hosts file look like:
A list of screen dumps that I taken while installing Minix3 on VirtualBox.
Dumping the screens first. I intend to annotate them at a later date.
End of installation