Difference between revisions of "Installing Applications and Keeping PC‑BSD® Updated/9.2"

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* Using the [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html ports collection], the slow FreeBSD way
 
* Using the [http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/ports-using.html ports collection], the slow FreeBSD way
  
This section demonstrates how to [[Using AppCafe|use AppCafe™]] which is the recommended way to install and manage applications and to keep your PC-BSD system up-to-date.
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AppCafe™ provides an intuitive, graphical method for managing software. Binary packages and ports use command-line tools and require previous knowledge or some time to learn how to use the tools. If you are unfamiliar with how to use FreeBSD packages or ports, it is recommended that you practice first [[Ports Jail|Using Ports Jail]] before trying to install software directly onto your PC-BSD system. Advanced FreeBSD users can continue to use ports and packages as they would on a FreeBSD system.
  
It also introduces the following topics for advanced users. These advanced topics are meant for users who are already familiar with compiling FreeBSD kernels and ports and who wish to continue to do so on their PC-BSD system. If you decide to use the instructions in those topics as a learning exercise, we recommend that you use a test system rather than your primary desktop or that you practice using Ports Jail. Make a backup of your important data before proceeding, just in case something goes wrong.
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This section demonstrates the following PC-BSD tools for managing software on your PC-BSD system:
  
* [[Using PBI Manager]]
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* [[AppCafe™ | Using AppCafe™]] to install PBI software from a graphical application
  
* [[Ports Jail|Using Ports Jail]]
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* [[PBI Manager]] to manage PBI software from the command line
  
* [[Keeping Ports Up-to-date]]
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* [[Update Manager]] to manage operating system and software updates from a graphical application
 
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* [[Rebuilding World]]
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Revision as of 13:16, 27 July 2011

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

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

  • Using PBIs and AppCafe™, the easy PC-BSD way (recommended)
  • Using binary packages, the quick FreeBSD way
  • Using the ports collection, the slow FreeBSD way

AppCafe™ provides an intuitive, graphical method for managing software. Binary packages and ports use command-line tools and require previous knowledge or some time to learn how to use the tools. If you are unfamiliar with how to use FreeBSD packages or ports, it is recommended that you practice first Using Ports Jail before trying to install software directly onto your PC-BSD system. Advanced FreeBSD users can continue to use ports and packages as they would on a FreeBSD system.

This section demonstrates the following PC-BSD tools for managing software on your PC-BSD system:

  • PBI Manager to manage PBI software from the command line
  • Update Manager to manage operating system and software updates from a graphical application