Apparently, I misconfigured something in my NomadBSD install to my laptop’s SSD and this occasioned the errors I was getting with several applications. I have now reinstalled NomadBSD from my USB to the SSD and all is running correctly now. I am very pleased with that, because I really like Nomad and have high hopes it may become my daily driver OS on my laptop. I was getting quite discouraged, because applications I need were not running on it. I think I have that solved!
As a side-note, I have upgraded to FreeBSD13.1-RELEASE and everything is still working.