As you can see, it's pretty awesome - and people recognize that. It can also be called via a cron script so your tree is updated automatically every night. Once you have /usr/ports populated with all the makefiles and patches, you're ready to begin installing whatever you need.The way it works is like this: you have a collection of makefiles and patches stored locally on your system. We'll go through a few basic tasks you might want to do, but first..
This section is specifically targeted to initial use and experimentation.
In this article we will install and use ports collection to update the Freebsd 11.0 system.
This article assumes you have installed Free BSD 11 using our previous article.
Free BSD operating system can use binary packages with pkg utility, but for for some ocassion, like running newest versions of the code, you would want to compile some programs.
For that, there is very useful ports collection that simplifies compilation process.