Updating ports collection
For instance, the system administrator can easily create a 64-bit install of a piece of software on a 64-bit system if a 64-bit binary isn't readily available instead of using a 32-bit version not optimized for such a system.
On the other hand, the main disadvantage is the extra time spent in packages compilation.
If the new port has needed dependencies on other applications or libraries, these are installed beforehand automatically.
Most ports are already configured with default options which have been deemed generally appropriate for most users.
However, these configuration options (called knobs) can sometimes be changed before installation using the make config command, which brings up a text-based interface that allows the user to select the desired options.
Historically, each port (or software package) has been maintained by an individual port maintainer who is responsible for ensuring the currency of the port and providing general support.
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For instance, a full install of a Free BSD system through the ports collection can take up to several days, depending on the system performance.