Changeset 27223 for trunk/doc


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Timestamp:
Jul 25, 2007, 5:52:31 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
markd@…
Message:

Refine MacPorts introduction paragraph.

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    88  open source software. It is developed on Mac OS X, though it is designed to
    99  be portable so it can work on other Unix-like systems, especially those
    10   descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). A MacPorts "port"
    11   is an application that has been defined within the ports hierarchy by
    12   describing its characteristics and anything required to install it within a
    13   file named <filename>Portfile</filename>, so MacPorts may be used to
    14   automatically fetch, patch, compile, and install the application. MacPorts
    15   provides two major advantages over installing free and open source software
     10  descended from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). MacPorts "ports"
     11  are definitions of applications, their characteristics, and any files or
     12  special instructions required to install them in files named
     13  <filename>Portfile</filename>s, so MacPorts may automatically fetch, patch,
     14  compile, and install these "ported" applications. MacPorts provides two
     15  major advantages over installing free and open source software
    1616  manually.</para>
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