Linked by Gabe Yoder on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:51 UTC
FreeBSD We've all heard the age old argument second only to the vi vs. emacs religious wars: FreeBSD Vs Linux. As a long time linux user, I decided that is was time I spent some time on the other side of the fence to see if it was any greener. Oh, and by the way, vi rules.
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ports and packages
by V. Velox on Tue 11th Nov 2003 23:11 UTC

It mentions that FreeBSD lacks a command line tool for adding packages. This is not true. There is portsinstall and pkg_add. pkg_add is mainly for installing from a package all ready on the machine. portinstall can grab packages off the net and install them or it can use the portstree.

There is also portupgrade which is used for upgrading to the newest ports after cvsuping.