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Old 4th March 2019
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It's more than that. A single tree is used globally by all the port maintainers. I can build a port and test it on the 2 architectures I have access to, and then share my port with the word for review, testing and building on others architectures that I've never seen. For example, one of my ports is marked $BROKEN on alpha, and that's because I learned that through test reports about it on the ports@ mailing list. There are 12 current and 20 historical architectures, and having separate ports trees for all of that would be a development nightmare.

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