Finding package dependancies - Where are they?

Jorn Argelo jorn at
Thu Jul 22 06:24:54 PDT 2004

I'm not really sure if it matters or not, but using
might make a difference. Not sure if NetBSD uses the same ports-tree as
FreeBSD does.


> Hi,
> I've installing several packages (using pkg_add) lately, and tried
many more.  I generally use the pkg_add
method, with decent success.  My problem is that I cannot always find
the packages I need! For example, while installing a package listed
under, I've found that
a package dependancy was in!?  In another case,
I could not find the dependancy in ANY of the distributions!
> Am I just blind? What am I missing here? What is a good way to find
where my dependancies reside, without having to search through every
distro's package list? What is the logic behind the layout? I'm assuming
that the packages listed for each distro just happened to be updated, or
ported, during that distro's upcoming?
> Very confused. Please help.
> Thanks,
> Reggie
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