Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


pkgsrc on ChromeOS

pkgsrc (the NetBSD package collection) supports more than a dozen platforms. On a Chromebook in Dev Mode, you can install "arbitrary" Linux software. Obviously, pkgsrc is the perfect fit for that!

However, things are not quite as easy. First, you must get a C compiler, and then there are a lot of idiosyncrasies on the platform. This talk gives an overview of how to get started, and shows the grossest hacks I had to do to get a working pkgsrc setup.


Benny Siegert