Determining what a port will install... (more than
freebsd at philip.pjkh.com
Sat Apr 30 19:37:09 PDT 2005
> Philip Hallstrom wrote:
>>> Is there a way to determine exactly what a particular port will install on
>>> my machine?
>>> Doing a `make pretty-print-run-depends-list` will show me all of its
>>> requirements... but I am interested in the difference between its
>>> requirements and what I already have on my machine. If I have 7 out of
>>> the 10 requirements.... I would like the remaining 3 listed for me.
>>> Is there something in place which provides this?
>> The "portupgrade" port can do this. Something like...
>> portupgrade -n -Rr someport
>> The -n tells it not to do anything, just show you what it would do.
>> The -r and -R tell it to upgrade any dependencies in both directions.
>> At the end it will print out a little summary of what ports it needs to
>> upgrade, what needs installed, and what you've already got.
> This sounds like what I'm looking for... so I tried it. But its giving me
> I am using `portupgrade -nN -rR "x11-fm/rox-filer"` for example. I know I
> have most, but not all, of what is needed by rox-filer. I was hoping to see
> a concise list of things I am missing (and would therefore be installed). In
> my example I used the `-N` switch because the man page sounded like that what
> was needed when the port is not currently installed (which is my situation).
> But portupgrade reports
> ---> Session started at: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 16:23:07 -0500
> Install 'x11-fm/rox-filer'? [no]
> ---> Session ended at: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 16:23:07 -0500 (consumed 00:00:00)
> What am I doing wrong?
That I can't help you with... maybe there's more options (verbose mode?)
that would show it... I tend to only use portupgrade for upgrading already
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