Updating ports collection
After update have been finished, lets see how we can find and install additional software using ports.
Inside each category are subdirectories for individual applications.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.During installation, a working subdirectory is created which contains all the temporary files used during compilation.Removing this directory saves disk space and minimizes the chance of problems later when upgrading to the newer version of the port: Some ports provide build options which can be used to enable or disable application components, provide security options, or allow for other customizations.
Search for updating ports collection:
The port does not include the actual source code, also known as a Before compiling any port, be sure to update the Ports Collection as described in the previous section.