If you have any subjects you want us to explore, or even just a good name... 2014-11-26 We've got a fun idea for the holidays this year: just like we ask during the interviews, we want to hear how all the viewers and listeners first got into BSD.
Two handy sites for searching the ports tree online are and
Additional configuration can be done with the /etc/file.
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2014/11/01 NOTE: the author/maintainer of the tutorial(s) is no longer with the show, so the information below may be outdated or incorrect.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.
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.
Since there usually aren't many updates between -release and -stable ports, you may want to save some time and just install everything from packages.
Be sure to check if there have been any fixes committed to the -stable branch that affect you, though.
You can export the PKG_PATH variable in your ~/.profile or /etc/so you don't have to type it every time.