Bsd updating ports tree
To install an mport, simply do the following: cd /usr/mports Pick a category from the file system list or use make search key=term where term is what you want to search for.
Once you have the mport, you can type make install clean to install it and clean up the compiling mess.
As Craig pointed out the officially-blessed way to deal with this is to use one machine to build "official" packages that you distribute to other hosts in your environment.
This was discussed in another question/answer on Server fault, with a few options on how to go about implementing it in your environment.
Portsnap is a fast and user-friendly tool for retrieving the Ports Collection, the preferred choice for most users.
You can use cd /usr svn co mports Updating mports periodically is recommended.
This section provides basic instructions on using the Ports Collection to install or remove software.
The detailed description of available make targets and environment variables is available in ports. As of mid 2012, the Free BSD Ports Project has migrated revision control systems from CVS to Subversion.
New versions of software and additional software are added all the time.
Keeping up to date will help you maintain best security practices and possibly give you new features and functionality or bug fixes.