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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Using_Software_Manager Using Software Manager]  
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Installing_a_PBI Installing a PBI]  
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Uninstalling_a_PBI Uninstalling a PBI]  
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Using_Ports_Jail Using Ports Jail]  
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/FreeBSD_packages FreeBSD packages]  
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* [[FreeBSD packages|FreeBSD packages]]
   
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/FreeBSD_ports FreeBSD ports]  
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* [[FreeBSD ports|FreeBSD ports]]
   
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* [http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Removing_a_package_or_a_port Removing a package or a port]
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* [[Removing a package or a port|Removing a package or a port]]

Revision as of 09:06, 15 December 2010

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There are several methods of installing software on a PC-BSD system:

  • Manage PBIs through Software Manager, the easy PC-BSD way (recommended)
  • Install the binary package, the quick FreeBSD way
  • Compile the port, the slow FreeBSD way

When installing a PBI, you will be presented with a simple graphical interface which takes you through the steps of installing your software. Similar to many other popular operating systems, you just click and go. Most PBIs are created from the original FreeBSD package and are automatically updated whenever the underlying package version changes.

Advanced users can also use the FreeBSD command line utilities to compile ports and install packages.

This section demonstrates: