The FreeBSD Foundation walks us through setting up Poudriere via the Ports collection. Poudriere is a powerful tool designed with package production in mind and for bulk port management. See the link below for the full set of instructions.

Step 1: Using the Ports Collection to Install Poudriere:

  • All commands in this section should be run as root, using the su(1) command will work. To download a compressed snapshot of the Ports Collection into /var/db/portsnap:
# portsnap fetch
  • When running portsnap for the first time, extract the snapshot into /usr/ports:


Bulk Port Management With Poudriere: