Bsd handbook updating ports
The port does not include the actual source code, also known as a Before compiling any port, be sure to update the Ports Collection as described in the previous section.
Since the installation of any third-party software can introduce security vulnerabilities, it is recommended to first check https://vuxml.freebsd.org/ for known security issues related to the port. This command can be configured to automatically perform a security audit and an update of the vulnerability database during the daily security system check.
While use of CVSup is still supported, and a true C-language version was added to Free BSD, there are new methods to acquire system updates.
Some people prefer to use the officially released versions, while others prefer to keep in sync with the latest developments.
This chapter describes how to track the development system and the basic tools for keeping a Free BSD system up-to-date.
Over time, one primary aspect of the Free BSD operating system has remained the same.
The Ports Collection contains directories for software categories.
Inside each category are subdirectories for individual applications.