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Old 02-14-2006, 02:25 AM
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I have a newly installed system. How do I connect to the freeBSD ports system and start downloading and installing new software - DesktopBSD has a GUI for this - does PCBSD?
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To Fetch the Ports system:

K Menu --> Computer --> System --> Tasks --> Fetch ports

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First off, go to the FreeBSD ports page and read up on the ports system. Lots of good info there.

http://www.freebsd.org/ports/index.html

Then, you need to download the ports. I think using portsnap is the way to go these days. So, as root, you run:

Code:
# portsnap fetch
# portsnap extract
You can read about using portsnap here:

http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO885 ... tsnap.html

There's also several entries in the PCBSD FAQ about using ports and their pre-compiled brethren, packages.
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