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Old 03-12-2011, 11:44 AM
jokar jokar is offline
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Exclamation How to install Ports?
How to install Port?
I go to and select my app and click download but downloaded file is very small.for install software on PCBSD what should i do?

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Old 03-12-2011, 01:24 PM
thnewguy thnewguy is offline
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What you were downloading was probably the rules which tell a system how to put together a port. Instead of downloading this file, quite often the easiest way to get a port is with the "pkg_add" command. Open a terminal window and type

pkg_add -r -v name_of_port

Alternatively, if you want to compile ports from scratch, you'll want to download the Ports tree, that is the rules that determine what ports are available and how theyare installed.

You might want to read this manual page on the subject
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:07 PM
netSys netSys is offline
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Please use, google and this forum.
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