t is recommended that to keep Free BSD systems up to date with the latest application security patches installed via ports collection.The yum command line tool is used to install and update software packages under Cent OS / RHEL / Fedora Linux.Since then, it's grown to become the most powerful and flexible way to manage software. You only need to do "fetch extract" the very first time you install.It's been copied and imitated by others, and is the basis of Open BSD's ports, Net BSD's pkgsrc, Dragon Fly BSD's dports and even Gentoo Linux's portage. After that, you can keep your tree up to date by issuing: For more information and options, see the portsnap man page.He has worked with global clients and in various industries, including IT, education, defense and space research, and the nonprofit sector.This section provides basic instructions on using the Ports Collection to install or remove software.
For example, Firefox depends a bunch of things that depend on the tiff library, which in turn depends on jpeg.
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.
2014-02-26 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 026 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/03/02 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.
So you've just finished installing your new Free BSD system. While the base OS includes quite a lot of useful utilities, you're probably going to need to install some third party software.