Linked by Julian Djamil Fagir on Thu 14th Feb 2013 22:23 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives BSD (Berkely System Distribution) was a research operating system based on the original AT&T Unix, developed by the University of Berkeley, California. It has been Open Source right from the beginning, and after the university lost interest in developing it further, several community projects started up (the very first ones were NetBSD and FreeBSD in the early nineties) to continue developing BSD. Anyway, Linux was born roughly at the same time, but a pending lawsuit about copyright infringements prevented the BSD projects to become as successful as Linux (though you could argue about the exact reasons).
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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by tylerdurden on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:49 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

RTFM, FreeBSD has a fantastic documentation, follow it.

You just need to install the initial ports tree, and then it is just a simple matter of "make install clean" from the directory of the port you want to install.

Keeping the system up to date is a bit trickier than the software installation process, though. In FreeBSD there are usually n-ways of doing the same (installing ports, upgrading the system, etc) action. Which I think it's what may be confusing you initially.

Edited 2013-02-15 18:51 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Fri 15th Feb 2013 19:33 in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Did you just tell me to read the manual to learn how to install software using the ports tree after I said I know how to install software using the ports tree?

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RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by tylerdurden on Sat 16th Feb 2013 03:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

You also were asking "what is the best way to install software in FreeBSD," so it seemed obvious to me that your proficiency with the ports system was not that good. Which is why I directed you to RTFM: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/ports.html

Edited 2013-02-16 03:54 UTC

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