Cleaning Up Ports (20 tags)
Managing third-party applications on your BSD server or desktop can be quite daunting, especially because open-source projects are upgraded frequently. Michael Lucas introduces us to some utilities that can keep this from becoming a nightmare.
portupgrade (10 tags)
One of FreeBSD's biggest benefits is its ports collection. Perhaps the most important ports utility is
portupgrade. Dru Lavigne demonstrates how you can get the most out of your ports collection.
Ports Tricks (5 tags)
One of FreeBSD's biggest benefits is its ports collection. You can go years without learning more than just
make install clean, but there are dozens of features built into the ports tools. Dru Lavigne demonstrates several of these tricks to simplify your life.
BSD Ports Collection Basics (4 tags)
Michael Lucas takes us on a developers tour through the BSD ports collection. He introduces how the ports collection works and identifies some of its key components.
Cleaning and Customizing Your Ports (4 tags)
One of FreeBSD's biggest benefits is its ports collection. It seems like magic, but a little maintenance can make it work even better for your system. Dru Lavigne explains how to keep your ports collection clean and how to customize individual ports.