Porting applications to FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi

After installing and running FreeBSD on the Raspberry Pi we can find that we have only base OS.
There are no user applications available in packages.

Here is instruction how to port applications to FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi.

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And there are no directory /usr/ports and ports tree.
But there is portsnap(8) utility.
We can use it for building the ports tree.

First, we need to run portsnap fetch.
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Then we need to run portsnap extract.
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We got our ports tree. But this operation takes a lot of time.
We can check our ports for updates by running portsnap fetch and then portsnap update
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After that we can build applications which we need.
Let’s build wget for example.

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