Managing the Ports Tree with Portsnap

General Information

The FreeBSD ports tree is the most common method of installing software. new balance soldes buy ffxiv Items adidas nmd With the latest 6.x releases of FreeBSD, chaussure de tennis asics air jordan soldes timberland earthkeepers bottes the old method of keeping your ports tree updated is now considered obsolete. Nike Pour Homme nike homme solde nike air max pas cher nike roshe run adidas ace cheap ffxiv Items This guide will teach you how to install and maintain your ports tree using the built-in portsnap utility.


  1. Local root access on the box or be able to su to root.
  2. A SSH client such as puTTy or SecureCRT (if you aren’t on the box).


Note: If you are running a previous version of FreeBSD, ugg bailey button asics duomax nike air max 2013 buy bns gold you will have to install portsnap:

 # pkg_add -r portsnap 

The first step to using portsnap is to download and extract the latest tree. ugg australia nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 asics gel lyte 5 air jordan pour homme pas cher Even if you already have the ports tree installed (/usr/ports), nike air max classic bw air jordan future ugg boots bailey nike requin you will have to download and install the tree again using portsnap.

 # portsnap fetch extract 

Once this process is complete, nike air max 90 pas cher chaussure tn pour homme FF14 gil you now have the latest version of the ports tree installed.


It’s a good idea to keep your ports tree up-to-date and this should be done at least once a week.

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