Downloading packages with pkg

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

You may get better results in an virtual machine than in real hardware (due to the small device support).

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

Some commands needs to be run with sudo because the /usr/bin and /pkg folders are protected by the system.

The available packages can be found here.