Tutorial Category

Package Management

  1. How To Install And Manage Ports On FreeBSD 10.1

    This tutorial is part 7 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD. Introduction FreeBSD is a powerful operating system capable of functioning in a variety of roles. Part of what makes this operating system an ideal choice in many scenarios is its reputation for flexibility. A large contribution to this reputation comes from FreeBSD's supported method for installing software from source, known as the ports system. In this guide, we will discuss some of the benefits of the ports system and will demonstrate how to...
  2. How To Manage Packages On FreeBSD 10.1 With Pkg

    This tutorial is part 6 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD Introduction to FreeBSD FreeBSD binary package manager, pkg, can be used to easily manage the installation of pre-compiled applications, the FreeBSD equivalent Debian and RPM packages. When compared with the other prevalent method of software installation on FreeBSD 10.1, compiling ports with the Ports Collection, using packages provides a simpler and faster alternative that works in many situations. Packages, however, are not as flexible as ports because package installations cannot be customized—if you have the need...