These are my field notes for porting software to FreeBSD.
The FreeBSD ports system is fairly well documented, but I keep running into uncertainties, oddities and more or less undocumented features during my learning the ins and outs. Some things can be done in more ways than one, and some times a certain way is preferable over another for various reasons.
I realized I need to make field notes while learning this, and decided to publish them on the web for others to use and learn from.
This is a collection of (relatively) short articles where each article discusses a certain topic within the scope of creating, updating or maintaining ports in the ports collection.
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