This tutorial by user Casey of iTech Tips shows us how to get started with installing and managing ports on FreeBSD 10.1.

FreeBSD is a powerful operating system capable of functioning in a variety of roles. Part of what makes this operating system an ideal choice in many scenarios is its reputation for flexibility. A large contribution to this reputation comes from FreeBSD’s supported method for installing software from source, known as the ports system.

In this guide, we will discuss some of the benefits of the ports system and will demonstrate how to use it to acquire and manage additional software. We will cover how to install using the make command, how to customize your applications, and how to leverage some common tools to make ports maintenance easier.

Read the full instructions here: http://itechtips.com/how-to-install-and-manage-ports-on-freebsd-10-1/