Re: /usr/ports vs. /usr/src/contrib (was: In 9.0-RELEASE, does swapping to a ZFS swap device work reliably?)

On Sat, 26 May 2012 22:05:22 -0400
Winston <wbe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

OK. /usr/src/contrib is certainly a fairly standard place for such
code, but then that means there's a good bit of redundancy between
/usr/ports and /usr/src/contrib (including your examples of gcc and
gdb), which seems curious.

/usr/src/contrib is third party stuff that's integrated into the
base system. /usr/ports is third party applications ported to build and run
on FreeBSD, sometimes this includes newer (and indeed older) versions of
things that are in the base.

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