Installing devkitPro Pacman
devkitPro provided tools and libraries are managed by the rather wonderful Arch Linux pacman. We provide our own binaries as .pkg for OSX and .deb for debian based linux distributions. On Fedora you can obtain pacman using the command sudo dnf install pacman and edit the pacman configuration files as you would for Arch based linux distros , and pre-existing msys2 installs. We also provide an installer for 64bit windows which sets up a customised msys2 install already set up with the devkitPro packages.Unfortunately msys2 are no longer supporting 32bit and we advise moving to 64 bit if at all possible. You can still obtain the 32bit msys2 installer and follow the manual instructions below.
For Gentoo emerge sys-apps/pacman then edit /etc/pacman.conf and set RootDir = /. Run pacman-key --init then follow the instructions below.
The .deb package can also be used on WSL but you may need to make a symlink for /etc/mtab. See https://github.com/Microsoft/WSL/issues/150
sudo ln -s /proc/self/mounts /etc/mtab
On Debian based systems install the .deb with (first sudo apt-get install gdebi-core if necessary)
sudo gdebi devkitpro-pacman.deb
On macOS run the .pkg installer from Terminal with
sudo installer -pkg devkitpro-pacman-installer.pkg -target /
Then install the Xcode command line tools if you haven't already
And finally reboot your mac to have ennviromnent variables set.
Customising Existing Pacman Install
Note: These instructions are for systems which come with pacman already installed i.e. Arch or Msys2. Do Not follow these instructions if you have dkp-pacman or used the devkitPro installer
For users already using a distro which provides pacman please follow these instructions. This also applies to Fedora and Gentoo below as well as users who wish to use an existing msys2 install. If you're using a pre-existing msys2 install run the commands without sudo. Please also set environment variables as follows :-
DEVKITPRO=/opt/devkitpro DEVKITARM=/opt/devkitpro/devkitARM DEVKITPPC=/opt/devkitpro/devkitPPC
First initialise the keyring
sudo pacman-key --init
Then import the key which is used to validate the packages. There seem to be issues with keyservers so we specify one here but you may need to look for a working one.
sudo pacman-key --recv BC26F752D25B92CE272E0F44F7FD5492264BB9D0 --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com sudo pacman-key --lsign BC26F752D25B92CE272E0F44F7FD5492264BB9D0
Now download the devkitpro keyring.
Then install the keyring. Msys2 users should ignore the sudo part - i.e. type the command line without sudo.
sudo pacman -U devkitpro-keyring.pkg.tar.xz
Add the devkitPro repositories. Please note that you will require two - one for the libraries and another for the host specific tools.
edit /etc/pacman.conf & add these lines
[dkp-libs] Server = https://pkg.devkitpro.org/packages
for linux systems also add
[dkp-linux] Server = https://pkg.devkitpro.org/packages/linux/$arch/
for existing msys2 systems use this one instead of dkp-linux above.
[dkp-windows] Server = https://pkg.devkitpro.org/packages/windows/$arch/
Now resync the database and update installed packages.
sudo pacman -Syu
The customised pacman we ship for OSX and debian based distros is entirely self-contained within /opt/devkitpro/pacman. To avoid polluting the system and avoid clashes with system tools or games which may share the same name as pacman binaries we install helper scripts in /usr/local/bin which temporarily set path and forward to the custom binaries. This means you substitute dkp-pacman for pacman on those systems. Do not add /opt/devkitpro/pacman/bin to your system path, this will cause issues.
To resync the databases before obtaining updates, this command is similar to apt-get update
sudo (dkp-)pacman -Sy
To update installed packages, this command is similar to apt-get upgrade
sudo (dkp-)pacman -Syu
You can list all available packages with
To show only the libraries supplied by devkitPro append dkp-libs
(dkp-)pacman -Sl dkp-libs
You can search for packages using
(dkp-)pacman -Ss <search string>
We provide several convenient groups which may be installed using sudo (dkp-)pacman -S <group name>
- gp32-dev - gp2x-dev - gba-dev - nds-dev - 3ds-dev - gamecube-dev - wii-dev - wiiu-dev - switch-dev
To list packages use `dkp-pacman -Sl` To install a package use `sudo dkp-pacman -S <name of package>` `sudo dkp-pacman -R <name of package>` will remove an already installed package.