When checking the ports website I find a package for btsync. https://freshports.org/net-p2p/btsync

When I try to install via pkg install btsync pkg is unable to find it

sudo pkg install btsync
Updating FreeBSD repository catalogue...
FreeBSD repository is up-to-date.
All repositories are up-to-date.
pkg: No packages available to install matching 'btsync' have been found in the repositories

Did I missed something?

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    I don't know why isn't available in package (maybe EULA?) but you can easily install from ports (portsnap fetch extract - if you don't have ports tree): cd /usr/ports/net-p2p/btsync && make install clean. – uzsolt Dec 28 '15 at 18:52
  • yeah, that's what I did but since I'm new to FreeBSD I try to understand what's going wrong – soupdiver Dec 28 '15 at 21:39
  • For the record: news.freshports.org/2015/12/29/not-all-ports-have-packages – uzsolt Dec 29 '15 at 17:11

BitTorrent Sync is not free software.

The terms of its Copyright Licence prevent it from being made into a FreeBSD package, by disallowing anyone other than BitTorrent Incorporated itself from (re-)distributing the software. (A BSD port does not contain the software itself; a package would.)

You will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Software, in whole or in part, except to the extent expressly permitted by law, or distribute it.

The FreshPorts doco warns that this is the case for some ports.

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