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 Trawling the Ports Collection

Daemon News takes a look at the BSD Ports Collection.

"One of the most important parts of the BSD distributions is the Ports Collection, called the Packages Collection in NetBSD. It neatly solves the problem of how to get third party software running on your machine, and there's something in there for everybody. The idea came from FreeBSD, which still has the largest collection of ports--nearly 7,000 of them, in fact, including just about anything you can think of. A large number of programs that are part of Linux base distributions are in the BSD Ports Collections."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Apr 8, 2002 )


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