How to find package dependencies from the package

Michael Nottebrock lofi at
Wed Sep 14 13:27:10 PDT 2005

On Wednesday, 14. September 2005 21:59, Conor McDermottroe wrote:
> 49 kBps 20:55 root at platinum [~]# pkg_info -r poptop-1.1.4.b4_3.tbz
> Information for poptop-1.1.4.b4_3.tbz:
> Depends on:

This is correct.

> 20:56 root at platinum [~]#
> This happens despite the fact that the entry at
> says:
> poptop-1.1.4.b4_3
>         Windows 9x compatible PPTP (VPN) server
>         Long description | Package | Sources | Main Web Site
>         Maintained by: ports at
>         Requires: expat-1.95.8_3, gettext-0.14.5, gmake-3.80_2,
>         libgnugetopt-1.2, libiconv-1.9.2_1

All the dependencies listed there are recursive build-dependencies. poptop 
directly build-depends on gmake, which in turn depends on libiconv, gettext 
and libtool15 and so on. None of these however are required for the binary 
package of poptop.

For what it's worth, you don't really need to worry about the dependencies of 
a package if you have access to the FreeBSD ftp mirrors anyway - pkg_add -r 
will recursively fetch dependencies of any given package as required.

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