FreeBSD Porter’s Handbook: The FreeBSD Documentation Project

The FreeBSD Ports Collection is the way almost everyone installs applications ("ports") on FreeBSD. Like everything else about FreeBSD, it is primarily a volunteer effort. It is important to keep this in mind when reading this document. In FreeBSD, anyone may submit a new port, or volunteer to maintain an existing unmaintained port. No special commit privilege is needed. This manual is available online for free at This manual is printed in grayscale. 

Author: The FreeBSD Documentation Project

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