Repositories are the heart of the XBPS package system. Repositories can be local
or remote. A repository contains binary package files, which may have
signatures, and a data file named
which may also be signed.
Note that, while local repositories do not require signatures, remote repositories must be signed.
The main repository
The locations of the main repository in relation to a base mirror URL are:
- aarch64 and aarch64-musl:
In addition to the main repository, which is enabled upon installation, Void provides other official repositories maintained by the Void project, but not enabled by default:
- nonfree: contains software packages with non-free licenses
- multilib: contains 32-bit libraries for 64-bit systems (glibc only)
- multilib/nonfree: contains non-free multilib packages
- debug: contains debugging symbols for packages
These repositories can be enabled via the installation of the relevant package.
These packages only install a repository configuration file in
Void has a
nonfree repository for packages that don't have free licenses. It
can be enabled by installing the
Packages can end up in the
nonfree repository for a number of reasons:
- Non-free licensed software with released source-code.
- Software released only as redistributable binary packages.
- Patented technology, which may or may not have an (otherwise) open implementation.
multilib repository provides 32-bit packages as a compatibility layer
inside a 64-bit system. It can be enabled by installing the
These repositories are only available for
x86_64 systems running the
multilib/nonfree repository provides additional 32-bit packages which have
non-free licenses. It can be enabled by installing the
Void Linux packages come without debugging symbols. If you want to debug
software or look at a core dump you will need the debugging symbols. These
packages are contained in the debug repository. It can be enabled by installing
Once enabled, symbols may be obtained for
<package> by installing
Finding debug dependencies
xtools package contains the xdbg(1)
utility to retrieve a list of debug packages, including dependencies, for a
$ xdbg bash bash-dbg glibc-dbg # xbps-install -S $(xdbg bash)