Howto Install BASH in FreeBSD using pkg Command

Fig.01: Howto Install BASH in FreeBSD using pkg Command

Fig.01: Howto Install BASH in FreeBSD using pkg Command

Login as root user and simply type the following command in FreeBSD based laptop, desktop or server to install GNU bash shell:

# pkg install bash
Sample outputs:

Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
Checking integrity... done (0 conflicting)
The following 1 package(s) will be affected (of 0 checked):
 
New packages to be INSTALLED:
	bash: 4.3.42
 
The process will require 6 MiB more space.
 
Proceed with this action? [y/N]: y
[webserver] [1/1] Installing bash-4.3.42...
[webserver] [1/1] Extracting bash-4.3.42: 100%
Message from bash-4.3.42:
======================================================================
 
bash requires fdescfs(5) mounted on /dev/fd
 
If you have not done it yet, please do the following:
 
	mount -t fdescfs fdesc /dev/fd
 
To make it permanent, you need the following lines in /etc/fstab:
 
	fdesc	/dev/fd		fdescfs		rw	0	0
 
======================================================================

Update your /etc/fstab file as displayed above and type bash to use it.

Examples and usage: FreeBSD Install BASH Shell