need an explanation of "make serarch" output

Remko Lodder remko at
Sun Nov 11 06:10:04 PST 2007

Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> If I do "make search key=XXX display=[br]deps" it displays the deps in
> question twice... is there a difference between the two and if so if
> want to know what needs to be build before the port can be built or
> run which list do I use?

Did you ever RTFM at all?

"bdeps (searches the port build-time dependency),
 rdeps (searches the port run-time dependency)"

it's just there in ports(7).

Kind regards,

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