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Default How to install Ports Tree from Internet ?
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Here I have installed PC- BSD in my notebook and I am using this operating system since 3 month and is really good operating system for us like BSD users. But you know I tried to install ports in PC-BSD it always asks CD2 which I donnot have and even I donot like to search the CD and install so I want to install through the internet. So please give some idea to install the PORTS Tree from internet. For your kind information I tried from sysinstall command as well but could make it. So please suggest me what to do next.

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Default Re: How to install Ports Tree from Internet ?
open a root session in the konsole program and use portsnap.

to install ports tree:

portsnap fetch extract
to update ports tree files:

portsnap fetch update

Note that that will only update files in /usr/ports, not the installed software -- for that you may want to check out the portmaster or portupgrade programs.

For details on working with ports, check the PC-BSD Quick Guide and FreeBSD handbook, they are a great starting point.
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Default Re: How to install Ports Tree from Internet ?
This is no longer the case, my reply in the linked post should clear things up...

the simple solution:
type 'runports' at the command line (without the quotes), before trying to install anything from ports.
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