FreeBSD: Update Ports

FreeBSD has a lot of variety applications available via port. For me, this is the best thing so far in FreeBSD, plus simplicity, configurable and stability. Portsnap is a tool to let us get the distributed FreeBSD ports tree, in a simple way, we update the ports and get the latest stable version from the main tree.

To update ports, run following command:

portsnap fetch update

Once done, we need to extract them so it will update what available under /usr/ports:

portsnap extract

Attention: It might takes long time depending on your connection speed and hardware specs. You can grab a cup of coffee and watch Youtube to wait for this process to complete.