This tutorial will show you how to use the source-based ports collection to install and manage applications.
Jordan Hubbard committed what would become the legendary ports system on August 21, 1994. Fetching snapshot generated at Thu Oct 31 EDT 2013: 98c3a00130d24348ff5bcca8474e4c6cb777d838e8f5d2 27% of 69 MB 3728 k Bps 00m21s The portsnap tool will download a snapshot of the tree from the mirror closest to you, verify its integrity against a public key and then extract everything to /usr/ports.
I had asking the Free BSD Forum "Using packages and ports at the same time?
" And one member give me the advice to use a script for installation updates, like he has done. Neither system records any additional information that a particular piece of software was installed as a pre-compiled package, or as a port.
Depending on the usage of the machine, you might need a web server, a graphical desktop or anything in between.
One of the best features of BSD is that there is a clear separation between the base system and external software. There are (at least) two ways to install third party software: with binary packages or with ports.
It takes a bit of setting up, and works best if your build host has a ZFS storage pool, although it will work if you don't have ZFS; it is a very flexible and convenient way to manage custom software builds.The form factor affects where individual components go and the shape of the computer's case.There are several specific form factors that most PC motherboards use so that they can all fit in standard cases.As you can see, it's pretty awesome - and people recognize that. It can also be called via a cron script so your tree is updated automatically every night. Once you have /usr/ports populated with all the makefiles and patches, you're ready to begin installing whatever you need.The way it works is like this: you have a collection of makefiles and patches stored locally on your system. We'll go through a few basic tasks you might want to do, but first..This article will show how to configure an Open BSD system to retrieve the latest version of the ports repository, and how to build a package from the ports collection.