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...