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The Definitive Guide to PC-BSD by Dru Lavigne

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Chapter 10. FreeBSD Ports

Chapter 9 introduced you to Ports Console, which provides a safe environment for installing software that has been ported to FreeBSD on your PC-BSD system. Chapter 9 also demonstrated how to find, install, and manage FreeBSD packages. Although FreeBSD packages are managed from the command line, they are relatively easy to use and are considered the recommended way to install additional software that is not currently available within the PBI system.

This chapter teaches you how to compile and manage FreeBSD ports.[55] This chapter is intended for power users who want to customize their software applications. Much of the information in Chapter 9 applies to this chapter as well. For example, you can use FreshPorts to find ...

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