NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices.
You can cross-build NetBSD from most UNIX-like operating systems. To build for amd64 (x86_64), in the src directory:
./build.sh -U -u -j4 -m amd64 -O ~/obj release
Additional build information available in the BUILDING file.
On a running NetBSD system:
cd /usr/tests; atf-run | atf-report
- Send bugs and patches via web form.
- Subscribe to the mailing lists. The netbsd-users list is a good choice for many problems; watch current-users if you follow the bleeding edge of NetBSD-current.
- Join the community IRC channel #netbsd @ libera.chat.
To fetch the main CVS repository:
cvs -d anoncvs@anoncvs.NetBSD.org:/cvsroot checkout -P src
To work in the Git mirror, which is updated every few hours from CVS:
git clone https://github.com/NetBSD/src.git