To utilize the ports collection on an Open BSD server, you will first need to retrieve the gz tar archive for the release of Open BSD you are using.The archive is located on the Open BSD installation CDs and the Open BSD FTP servers.This set of files is used to compile and install applications on Free BSD.The instructions below show several methods of obtaining the Ports Collection if it was not installed during initial Free BSD setup.
The versions of software discussed in this post are as follows: Okay, let’s get started.
The preferred method for obtaining and maintaining the ports tree is Portsnap.
Users requiring local customization of ports (that is, maintaining additional local patches) will probably prefer to use Subversion directly.
The word can sometimes be a bit misleading since most programs require no actual porting to run on CRUX (or on Linux in general).
The term refers to a remote repository containing ports and a client program capable of downloading ports from that repository.