Changeset 120888 for trunk/doc-new


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Jun 10, 2014, 10:40:14 PM (5 years ago)
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cal@…
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guide: intro: MacPorts doesn't work well on non-OS X systems, add another level of <ul>

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    88  managing open source software. MacPorts may be conceptually divided into two
    99  main parts: the infrastructure, known as MacPorts base, and the set of
    10   available ports. A MacPorts port is a set of specifications contained in a
    11   <link linkend="development.introduction">Portfile</link> that defines an
     10  available ports. A MacPorts port is a set of specifications contained in
     11  a <link linkend="development.introduction">Portfile</link> that defines an
    1212  application, its characteristics, and any files or special instructions
    1313  required to install it. This allows you to use a single command to tell
     
    4040  </itemizedlist>
    4141
    42   <para>MacPorts is developed on Mac OS X, though it is designed to be
    43   portable so it can work on other Unix-like systems, especially those
    44   descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).</para>
     42  <para>MacPorts is developed on OS X, though it is designed to be portable so
     43  it can work on other Unix-like systems, especially those descended from the
     44  Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). In practice, installing ports only works
     45  on OS X. MacPorts base can be compiled on Linux (and possibly other
     46  POSIX-compatible systems) where it is mainly used to set up mirrors and
     47  generate portindices.</para>
    4548
    4649  <para>The following notational conventions are used in the MacPorts Guide to
     
    6265      <para>Other special text types.</para>
    6366
    64       <para>A hyperlink: <ulink
    65       url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_combustion">spontaneous
    66       combustion</ulink>.</para>
    67 
    68       <para>A file: <filename>/var/log/system.log</filename>.</para>
    69 
    70       <para>A command: <command>ifconfig</command>.</para>
    71 
    72       <para>An option: port <option>install</option></para>
     67      <itemizedlist>
     68        <listitem>
     69          <para>A hyperlink: <ulink
     70              url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_combustion">spontaneous
     71              combustion</ulink>.</para>
     72        </listitem>
     73        <listitem>
     74          <para>A file: <filename>/var/log/system.log</filename>.</para>
     75        </listitem>
     76        <listitem>
     77          <para>A command: <command>ifconfig</command>.</para>
     78        </listitem>
     79        <listitem>
     80          <para>An option: port <option>install</option></para>
     81        </listitem>
     82      </itemizedlist>
    7383    </listitem>
    7484  </itemizedlist>
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