A FreeBSD EMBOSS package has been created by Johann Visagie firstname.lastname@example.org of Electric Genetics. This will be distributed on the installation CD's and through the normal distribution channels from FreeBSD version 4.2 onwards.
For the FreeBSD user with an up-to-date ports tree2.3, installing EMBOSS reduces to two simple commands (as root):
# cd /usr/ports/biology/emboss # make install
The FreeBSD specific parts of the port are that
emboss.defaultis included with the other configuration files under
emboss.default.sample, and the EMBOSS documentation is installed in
/usr/local/share/doc/EMBOSSinstead of the default location. For further information on installation under FreeBSD you are referred to the Resources chapter.