dep-trace v. tsort (mac ports depends support)

John D. Hendrickson and Sara Darnell johnandsara2 at
Fri Mar 2 17:28:58 UTC 2012


BSD and Apple needs tsort(1) for portage still I believe.

Topological sorting isn't quite right packaging.

Please see:

It is a "drop-in" replacement (operates like a /bin/tsort) but is right for pkg depends

(ie, for portage: you need to dl source, order of compile may be required, sometimes gets missing
message or "loop in depends" message when attempting to compile and install pkg)

I'm a debian user but i wish I had a bsd machine :) So i do not know allot of BSD maintainer /
mailing list specifics.  Please give me a handicap there !

Thanks and thanks again,



(dep-trace itself has no depends (a /bin), has improvements, and is "more hackable" than tsort as to
coding new ordering rules against lists - which in tsort "loop detected attempting to recover" is
not as easy i feel.

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