Changeset 26404 for trunk/doc/faq


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Timestamp:
Jun 21, 2007, 8:53:47 AM (13 years ago)
Author:
boeyms@…
Message:

Pick off some low-hanging fruit to start updating the DocBook documentation:

  • Replace instances of "Darwinports" with "MacPorts", "dport" with "mport", "CVS" with "Subversion" and "cvs" with "svn";
  • Update some of the old email address and links;
  • Make one update about MacPorts no longer supporting OSes other than Mac OS 10.3 and above.
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trunk/doc/faq
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3 edited

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  • trunk/doc/faq/Makefile

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    11# $Id$
    22
    3 # To build DarwinPorts FAQ files from the source docbook xml.
     3# To build MacPorts FAQ files from the source docbook xml.
    44# michaelm@opendarwin.org, wbb4@opendarwin.org
    55
  • trunk/doc/faq/resources/docbook.css

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    11/*
    2  * DarwinPorts Guide Stylesheet
     2 * MacPorts Guide Stylesheet
    33 */
    44
  • trunk/doc/faq/xml/faq.xml

    r26302 r26404  
    55<article>
    66  <articleinfo>
    7     <title>DarwinPorts FAQ</title>
     7    <title>MacPorts FAQ</title>
    88
    99                <author>
     
    3232
    3333        <abstract>
    34                 <para>The DarwinPorts Frequently Asked Questions will attempt to
    35                         answer some questions that are often asked about DarwinPorts.</para>
     34                <para>The MacPorts Frequently Asked Questions will attempt to
     35                        answer some questions that are often asked about MacPorts.</para>
    3636        </abstract>
    3737
     
    4242                        <qandaentry>
    4343                                <question>
    44                                         <para>What IS DarwinPorts?</para>
     44                                        <para>What IS MacPorts?</para>
    4545                                </question>
    4646
    4747                                <answer>
    48                                         <para>DarwinPorts is probably best described by comparison:  It's
     48                                        <para>MacPorts is probably best described by comparison:  It's
    4949                                                sort of like the FreeBSD ports collection or fink in
    5050                                                that it automates the process of building 3rd party
     
    5252                                                information for a given piece of software and knows how to
    5353                                                make it build under Mac OS X and install it to a common
    54                                                 location, meaning that software installed via DarwinPorts
     54                                                location, meaning that software installed via MacPorts
    5555                                                doesn't simply scatter itself all over the system or
    5656                                                require user knowledge of what to install in what order.</para>
     
    6060                        <qandaentry>
    6161                                <question>
    62                                         <para>How does DarwinPorts compare to FreeBSD ports?</para>
     62                                        <para>How does MacPorts compare to FreeBSD ports?</para>
    6363                                </question>
    6464               
     
    7777                        <qandaentry>
    7878                                <question>
    79                                         <para>Why did DarwinPorts start from scratch rather than
     79                                        <para>Why did MacPorts start from scratch rather than
    8080                                        adopting something like FreeBSD ports?</para>
    8181                                </question>
     
    8787                                        looks at first glance and         there's always room for
    8888                                        fresh approaches to the problem, which         is what we set
    89                                         out to do with DarwinPorts. There are certainly         other
     89                                        out to do with MacPorts. There are certainly         other
    9090                                        systems, some of which have already been mentioned, which
    9191                                        have made their own attempts at solving this problem and there
     
    9595                                        programmin language which pleases         everyone - it's more
    9696                                        or less impossible.  We urge people to         judge
    97                                         DarwinPorts' design on its own merits and consider it a
     97                                        MacPorts' design on its own merits and consider it a
    9898                                        parallel rather than a competing effort since there's more
    9999                                        software out there than any one system can ever manage to
     
    104104                        <qandaentry>
    105105                                <question>
    106                                         <para>Will DarwinPorts run on any other Operating System?</para>
     106                                        <para>Will MacPorts run on any other Operating System?</para>
    107107                                </question>
    108108               
    109109                                <answer>
    110                                         <para>DarwinPorts was designed to be as portable as possible.
     110                                        <para>MacPorts was designed to be as portable as possible.
    111111                                        Though our target platforms are Mac OS X and Darwin,
    112                                         DarwinPorts is known to work on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and
     112                                        MacPorts is known to work on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and
    113113                                        Solaris.  We also provide individual ports with ways of
    114114                                        specifying platform-specific rules that are only invoked on
     
    119119                        <qandaentry>
    120120                                <question>
    121                                         <para>Does DarwinPorts also do Package Management?</para>
     121                                        <para>Does MacPorts also do Package Management?</para>
    122122                                </question>
    123123               
    124124                                <answer>
    125                                         <para>DarwinPorts works by first building software and
     125                                        <para>MacPorts works by first building software and
    126126                                        installing it into a <varname>destroot</varname>, a
    127127                                        fake-installation location, then installing it into the
    128                                         DarwinPorts prefix (<filename>/opt/local</filename> by
     128                                        MacPorts prefix (<filename>/opt/local</filename> by
    129129                                        default).  It records this installation in its registry, and
    130130                                        you can query the installed port and uninstall it through
    131                                         DarwinPorts.  Work is underway to add full package management
    132                                         features to DarwinPorts.</para>
     131                                        MacPorts.  Work is underway to add full package management
     132                                        features to MacPorts.</para>
    133133
    134                                         <para>You can also have DarwinPorts build a Mac OS X
     134                                        <para>You can also have MacPorts build a Mac OS X
    135135                                        <filename>.pkg</filename> file of the port, and install it
    136136                                        using the Mac OS X Installer.  If that package has
    137137                                        dependencies, then you can also build a multi-part package
    138138                                        (<filename>.mpkg</filename>) which contains them as well.  You
    139                                         can also build RPM packages from DarwinPorts.</para>
     139                                        can also build RPM packages from MacPorts.</para>
    140140                                </answer>
    141141                        </qandaentry>
     
    143143                        <qandaentry>
    144144                                <question>
    145                                         <para>Why does DarwinPorts install everything into
     145                                        <para>Why does MacPorts install everything into
    146146                                        <filename>/opt/local</filename> by default?</para>
    147147                                </question>
     
    151151                                        editing /etc/ports/ports.conf or specifying
    152152                                        <varname>--prefix</varname> during the
    153                                         <filename>./configure</filename> phase of the DarwinPorts
     153                                        <filename>./configure</filename> phase of the MacPorts
    154154                                        installation, so nothing           is fixed
    155                                         in place.  Even the basic DarwinPorts infrastructure,
     155                                        in place.  Even the basic MacPorts infrastructure,
    156156                                        which installs into /opt/local by           default, can be
    157157                                        installed elsewhere by overriding the value of
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