FreeBSD Browsers

FreeBSD
Web browsers compatible with the FreeBSD OS.
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FreeBSD Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeBSD

Browser Installation

Several browsers may be downloaded and installed on FreeBSD through the add/remove programs panel or command line with the pkg_add package manager.

Choices:

Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Root password
  • Name of the desired browser

FreeBSD Add/Remove Software Panel

The software management panel has a library of programs designed specifically to work with your version of FreeBSD.

Locating software in the panel

Open the "add/remove" software window, accessible through the menu options. Type or paste the name of the desired browser into the search window, and click "search".

Installing through the panel

Click on piece of software, then click "install". The software manager will prompt for the root password, then download and install the dependencies along with the main program.

pkg_add Command Line Software Manager

FreeBSD uses the pkg_add software manager for command line program installs. It will download and install the program along with needed libraries.

Check software compatibility

To install the software via command line, you need to first find it's name and see if the desired browser is available through pkg_add.

Using a search engine

The fastest way is to search. Open up your favorite search engine such as Google, and enter:

pkg_add -r softwarename on FreeBSD

This will produce results such as help forum entries that will tell if that software may be installed with pkg_add and your version of FreeBSD, and what it is named.

Using the pkg_add list feature

pkg_add can list all of the available packages, type:

pkg_info *softwarename*

Installing the browser through pkg_add

Once the name of the program and availability is verified from an internet search, the software can be installed along with any dependencies by using a command:

pkg_add -r softwarename    Install package from remote repository

pkg_add -v softwarename    Install package

Type "y" at the prompt to accept the new program. The name of a program as it is stated in pkg_add might remain the same throughout the years and different operating systems, or differ slightly. A quick internet search should show the current syntax.

Direct download from main website

Browsers for FreeBSD may also be downloaded and installed from the main website of the software developer. This will often be the most up to date.

Package Installer

Click on piece of software, which might come in a file such as".rpm" and then click "install". The software manager will prompt for the root password, then download and install the dependencies and main packages.

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http://downloadbrowserfree.com/freebsd/