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The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD by Dru Lavigne

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Chapter 9. FreeBSD Packages

Chapter 8 introduced you to the PBI system of installing and managing software. While this is the preferred way to handle software on your PC-BSD system, it is not the only method available to you. This chapter will introduce you to FreeBSD packages, the second easiest way to manage software on your PC-BSD system. Chapter 9 will introduce you to FreeBSD ports, which allow advanced users to customize their software installations.

Warning

Chapter 9 and Chapter 10 require you to use the command line to manage software. If you prefer to use a GUI or don't have the time right now to learn new commands, use the instructions in Chapter 8 to find, install, and manage your software. You can always come back to these chapters later ...

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