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Old 1st January 2012
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Originally Posted by dbach View Post
Are the ports at this site for FreeBSD or OpenBSD or both?
With respect to OpenBSD, several additional points need to be clear when interpreting the information presented on
  • Recognize that the ports mentioned on OpenPorts are those in OpenBSD's -current branch, & not necessarily those available for -release. The history of check-in's shown at the bottom of each port's page should be studied to determine what version is available for -release & -stable if either of these is the OpenBSD flavor installed.
  • If you are unfamiliar with OpenBSD's flavors, study Section 5.1 of the official FAQ.
  • Likewise, do not fall into the trap of thinking that packages compiled for -current can be installed on either -release or -stable. This is discussed in Section 15.3.2 of the FAQ.
As an example, OpenPorts will state that Firefox 8.0.1 is available for OpenBSD. This is true only for -current. The package for 8.0.1 cannot be run on OpenBSD 5.0-release. For those wanting to run Firefox 8.0.1, they will need to first install or upgrade to -current first.
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