Installing programs, where?

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Installing programs, where?

Post by Nikaea » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:14 pm

This is day one of seriously testing GhostBSD on its own, no virtualization. Kudos on the development. I've been wanting a stable BSD and I'm a GUI guy happy to learn CLI. I'm switching from Linux.

So far, it's great. I just need to see where I can install a few apps I need.

Complete newbie question: How do I install apps and where to go? Can anyone point me in the right direction? I looked in the forum and I must have missed it.

I've already installed Portsnap and udated. My next steps are installing: kdenlive and OpenShot, OpenMW (fun game), VLC, and whatever good music player with playlist recommended here.

Much appreciated, Cheers :D

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Re: Installing programs, where?

Post by NevilleGoddard » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:16 am

Welcome to GhostBSD!
There is an application called Octopkg. If you open this you can search for packages there.
Alternatively you can install by the command line.
Open a terminal and login as root.
Then for example if you want to install an alternative media player to the one already installed type

pkg install vlc

When prompted type y then hit the enter key and it will be installed
Eric the founder of GhostBSD is working on a new app called software station which will eventually replace Octopkg. If you're adventurous you can clone it from GitHub and try it.

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