5.7. Working With Installed Ports

Most third party applications will need some level of configuration after they were installed. This may be a simple configuration file alteration, or perhaps the application will just generate a configuration file. Most applications will have documentation installed into /usr/local/share/doc and manual pages. This documentation should be consulted before continuing. Some applications run services which must be added to the /etc/rc.conf file before starting.

The following list contains useful information for post-install port management. In several cases, finding the location of binaries if they were installed outside of the PATH. Users of csh(1) should run rehash to rebuild the known binary list in the shells PATH.

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