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FreeBSD install rights

I don’t seem to be able to install ports on my FreeBSD droplet. Does the default user have sudo / access rights to install?

Also, I couldn’t see packages I was looking for.

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Try portsnap fetch extract update

I’ve got sudo access, but I don’t actually see the ports directory under /usr

It could be that root access is there but without sudo, try su - and see whether it gets you root shell.