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Manual Reference Pages  -  INDEX (5)

NAME

INDEX - File containing information about the state of the ports tree

CONTENTS

Description
Files
Examples
See Also
Authors

DESCRIPTION

The port index file in /usr/ports contains various bits of information about the ports tree. Each major branch of
.Fx has a separate index file, named "INDEX- N", where N is the major version number of the
.Fx branch, i.e.: INDEX-7, or INDEX-8.
name The name of the package.
path The path to the port directory.
install prefix
  The default install prefix.
short description
  A short description.
full description
  The path to the full description.
maintainer email
  The email address of the maintainer.
index The categories this port is part of.
build dependencies
  Ports required to be installed prior to building this port.
run dependencies
  Ports required to be installed for this port to run.
website The project website for the port.
e-deps Ports that may be required to extract this port.
p-deps Ports that may be required to patch this port.
f-deps Ports that may be required to fetch this port.

FILES

/usr/ports/INDEX- N where N is the major version number of the
.Fx branch.

EXAMPLES

vim-6.3.15|/usr/ports/editors/vim|/usr/local|Vi "workalike", with many additional features|/usr/ports/editors/vim/pkg-descr|obrien@FreeBSD.org|editors|libiconv-1.9.2_1|libiconv-1.9.2_1|http://www.vim.org/|||

SEE ALSO

build(7), ports(7)

AUTHORS


.An -nosplit This manual page was written by
.An Paul Armstrong and
.An Thomas Abthorpe Aq tabthorpe@FreeBSD.org .
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