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04-25-2011, 03:05 PM
I want to port many application which I requested these application in PBI format
Qtractor for music
and playonlinux for installing Windows applications easily
I have a question : What is the difference between package (deb,rpm,txz) and port ?
04-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Roughly speaking, a package is an archive which contains binary files and instructions on where to place those files. When a person installs a rpm or deb file, the archive is unzipped and the binary files are installed on the system.
A port is more of a framework which tells the system where to find the required source code, how to apply any required patches and how to compile/install the software. A port does not include source or binary files itself, but instead gives instructions on how to aquire the source code and create a binary file.
You might want to read the Porter's Handbook, which explains this in more detail and gives examples on how to create a port.
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