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Both ways make it really easy to install, remove and update programs that you may want to add to the base system. There are -current and -stable branches that get security updates, and the -release branch which is frozen before a release every six months.
You can (and should) run the -stable branch of ports on either a -release or -stable system, but the -current branch will only work on -current.
2014-06-04 Live demo in BSD Now Episode 040 | Originally written by TJ for | Last updated: 2014/11/01 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.
Like most of the other BSDs, Open BSD supports multiple ways of installing third party software.
Things must be kept in sync with the base system version.
It's recommended to properly set up sudo instead of using the root account, and the FAQ has instructions for that.
Installing Open BSD is easy, and takes you maybe 20 minutes.
Most articles and guides you find out there will urge you to take a look at the files in and explore the man pages to make the system do what you want.
A works for me/life is good guide for your weekend reading.
Depending on the usage of the machine, you might need a web server, a graphical desktop or anything in between.
One of the best features of BSD is that there is a clear separation between the base system and external software. There are (at least) two ways to install third party software: with binary packages or with ports.
Both their ports and package systems were originally taken from Free BSD, but have since changed quite a bit.
If you're familiar with the Free BSD versions, you'll notice a lot of similarities, but also some interesting differences.