Hello Haiku community!
This this is my first post here, so please allow me a short introduction.
I had a long interest on the operating system, and it’s time to give it a serious try. I’m mostly a developer, interested to port my libraries in Haiku, and include Haiku in the list of the operating systems my software is known to work. From what I see in the repositories most (if not all) of the development tools / libraries I need for this are available in Haiku, some even at a newer version than what I have in my daily drivers (GNU/Linux and FreeBSD).
As a first step, I installed Haiku in a virtual machine (it won’t stay just VM-emulated once I learn the ropes). The system is impressively fast to boot and very responsive, even in a VM. Window management is equally impressive, and the system in general seems to fit my needs for a daily driver development environment.
Unfortunately, I can’t go much further because I can’t upgrade or install anything from the main repo. Internet connection is active (I am actually writing this using WebPositive), HaikuPorts works (I actually installed software from there), but the “main” repo won’t work. Trying to update the system fails:
-> pkgman update Refreshing repository "Haiku" failed 0%: Server not found 100% repochecksum-1 [64 bytes] Validating checksum for HaikuPorts...done. Nothing to do
Similar results with
pkgman full, HaikuDepot, etc. So trying to install anything from the “Haiku” repo fails. For example:
-> pkgman install emacs // same output as above, then: Encountered problems: problem 1: nothing provides haiku>=r1-beta4_hrev56578_69-1 needed by emacs-29.1-1 solution 1: -do not install "providing emacs"
The web address for the “Haiku” repo corresponds to
r1-beta4_hrev57330, which should satisfy the requirement above (
>=r1-beta4_hrev56578_69-1). At least that’s what I get if I type the web address for the “Haiku” repo in WebPositive.
I tried to disable the “Haiku” repo and re-enable it, but this won’t work either:
-> pkgman add https://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haiku/r1beta4/$(getarch)/current Fetching repository info from https://eu.hpkg.haiku-os.org/haiku/r1beta4/x86_64/current ... *** Failed! : Server not found
My first guess was something is wrong with VirtualBox, but after reading the corresponding section in Haiku documentation, it seems this is not the case. I guess I am missing something here.
Thank you in advance for your time.