Linux How To – Install BSD’s EasyEditor on CentOS 7

Easy Editor (ee) is one of my favourite built-in utilities from FreeBSD. It’s my preferred text editor (vs vi, vim, nano, pico etc). Thankfully it is easy enough to install it on CentOS 6 and 7 (tested on 2018.03.18).

1 – Prerequisites

Firstly, you’ll need to install some prerequisites:

yum install libX11 libXdmcp

This command should install a total of 4 things.

2 – Fetch the .rpm installer


3 – Install it

rpm -Uhv easyedit-1.5.0-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm

If there are any missing dependencies, try running “yum install …” (replace “…” with the names of the missing dependencies).

FreeBSD | You must upgrade the ports-mgmt/pkg port first.

Sample Error:

pkg(8) must be version 1.6.0 or greater, but you have 1.5.4. You must upgrade the ports-mgmt/pkg port first.


cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/pkg
make deinstall reinstall