How to use freebsd in sony's PS Vita

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Sat Apr 23 14:02:11 UTC 2016

On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 4:22 AM, Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:

> On 23/04/2016 04:33, Austin Walker wrote:
> > How can I use the pkg package installer in sonys ps vita and how
> > do i access it please reply ;)
> As far as I know, there is no official support for pkg-style packages in
> Sony's FreeBSD based devices.  Neither have I heard any reports of
> anyone porting pkg to that platform.  So if you want to use pkg to
> install packages there, it looks like you'ld have to do the work of
> porting it there yourself.  Bringing up pkg on a new platform is not a
> trivial thing -- the first thing you'll need is a compilation
> environment where you can build programs that will run on the Sony
> device.  Which means you'll need a compiler toolchain, make, perl,
> autoconf and probably a few other applications.  Many of these are
> orders of magnitude more complex to deal with than just pkg.
> Also, even if you did have a copy of pkg that worked on a Sony device,
> what would you do with it?  You can't just install standard FreeBSD
> packages there and expect them to work.  Of course, once you could
> compile pkg for sony, then you could probably compile a whole lot of
> other stuff with relatively little effort.  If you could bring that off,
> you'ld be doing very well indeed.
>         Cheers,
>         Matthew

My knowledge is that Sony prevented running software on Playstation devices
other than Sony prepared software , mainly games .

Therefore , use of any external software on Playstation is not possible .

At the beginning such a work was possible , even to construct clusters of
Playstations .

Later on Sony has prevented such usages .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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