Downloading packages with pkg

pkg is the Redox package manager which allows you to add binary packages to a running system. If you want to compile packages, or include binary packages during the build, please see Including Programs in Redox.

You may get better results in an emulator like QEMU than in real hardware (due to limited network devices support).

This tool can be used instead of make rebuild if you add a new recipe on your TOML config (desktop.toml for example).

  • pkg clean package-name - Clean an extracted package
  • pkg create package-name - Create a package
  • pkg extract package-name - Extract a package
  • pkg fetch package-name - Download a package
  • pkg install package-name - Install a package
  • pkg list package-name - List package contents
  • pkg sign package-name - Get a file signature
  • pkg upgrade - Upgrade all installed packages
  • pkg help command - Replace command by one of the above options to have detailed information about them.

All commands needs to be run with sudo because /bin and /pkg belongs to root.

The available packages can be found here.