1. Introduction
2. Installing MacPorts
2.1. Install Xcode
2.2. Install MacPorts
2.3. MacPorts Upgrade
2.4. Uninstall
2.5. MacPorts and the Shell
3. Using MacPorts
3.1. The port Command
3.2. Port Variants
3.3. Common Tasks
3.4. Port Binaries
4. Portfile Development
4.1. Portfile Introduction
4.2. Creating a Portfile
4.3. Example Portfiles
4.4. Port Variants
4.5. Patch Files
4.6. Local Portfile Repositories
4.7. Portfile Best Practices
4.8. MacPorts' buildbot
5. Portfile Reference
5.1. Global Keywords
5.2. Global Variables
5.3. Port Phases
5.4. Dependencies
5.5. Variants
5.6. Tcl Extensions & Useful Tcl Commands
5.7. StartupItems
5.8. Livecheck / Distcheck
5.9. PortGroups
6. MacPorts Internals
6.1. File Hierarchy
6.2. Configuration Files
6.3. Port Images
6.4. APIs and Libs
6.5. The MacPorts Registry
6.6. Tests
7. MacPorts Project
7.1. Using Trac for Tickets
7.2. Using Git and GitHub
7.3. Contributing to MacPorts
7.4. Port Update Policies
7.5. Updating Documentation
7.6. MacPorts Membership
7.7. The PortMgr Team
8. MacPorts Guide Glossary
Glossary

Chapter 8. MacPorts Guide Glossary

This section defines a number of words which may be new to the reader. These are all defined in the context of Macports instead of as general purpose definition.

Glossary

MacPorts Guide Terms

activate phase

automake

autoconf

API

destroot phase

port binary

build

build phase

checksum

A checksum is a small piece of data, derived from an original that can be used to ensure that two files are identical.

checksum phase

compile

configure

configure phase

dependency

destroot phase

diff

extract phase

fetch phase

free software

global keyword

gunzip

keyword

keyword argument modifier

keyword list modifier

library

MacPorts

A system for compiling, installing, and managing free and open source software comprised of an infrastructure called MacPorts base and a collection of ports. MacPorts current port collection defines the software may be installed.

open source software

patch phase

patch file

pextlib

phase

port

port command

port image

port maintainer

port phase

port phase keyword

PortGroup

Portfile

registry

rsync

selfupdate

shell

StartupItem

Subversion

sync

tar

Tcl

Tcl extension

Trac

Unix

unzip

variant

Xcode Tools

X11

zip