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Old 5th September 2011
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Just to help clarify the use of the the ports tree in OpenBSD, Sepuku.

The ports tree is a collection of compilation and build instructions to create packages for each 3rd party application. It is not the source code for each application; instead, the tree has links to where the source code is stored. Packages are the binary code built when using the ports tree.

The term "ports" may be used to refer to installed packages, since the ports tree is used to create them.
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