The term Ports when used without qualification may refer to any of the following:
The Ports Git Repository
Contains many branches of the "Ports Collection", the two supported versions at any one time being: main and Quarterly
The Ports Collection
The Ports Framework: The set of files within the Mk/ subdirectory that provide features for individual ports to use.
Ports does not work without the framework
ASCII diagrams are always useful:
/usr/ports <-- "Ports Collection" or "Ports Tree" (2) |- Mk <-- "Ports Framework" (3) `- category `---- port <-- "A Port"
Further Ports Information
Usage in this wiki
Info about particular ports or files in the ports tree may be placed under Ports/category/portname, or Ports/pathto/anyfile.
Ports-related articles may be placed under Ports/ and categorized with CategoryPorts
The following entries currently reside under this one: