simple&silly wish to know port dependency.
freebsduser at comcast.net
Thu Oct 30 20:39:31 PST 2003
Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> Hello. When I make deinstall a port I often get the message:
> port xxx depends on this port, but I'll still deinstall it anyway.
> That's really frustrating. I'd like to be able to know who depends on it
> before de-installing it. Any suggestions?
> Look through the handbook I didn't find an answer.
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Go inside your /var/db/pkg/<package name> and looke for the +REQUIRED BY
file and there you have it. If you have one the ports you can use
pkg_info -R <port name> and it will display the information.
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