[docs] OpenBSD Instructions

John McGuigan mcguiganj at ualberta.ca
Thu Jun 13 03:40:12 CEST 2013

Hey there,

This is less of a bug but more of an enhancement. The instructions for
OpenBSD here (

pkg_add ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/4.2/packages/<insert your
architecture here>/python-<version>.tgz

Are correct, but kinda specific to version 4.2 which is pretty old (5.3
came out on May 1st, 2013 -- releases are every 6 months). I would
recommend either:

pkg_add python (because newer versions autoset the package source in


pkg_add ftp://ftp.OpenBSD.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/packages/`uname -p`/

They can also run "pkg_info python" if pkg.conf is working and get the
package info for python (current version for OpenBSD is python-2.7.3p1).

Openports.se is also good to check out packages / versions.


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