What ports require this port?

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Mon Feb 7 20:13:38 UTC 2011

On Mon, February 7, 2011 11:06 am, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> On 07/02/2011 03:01, b. f. wrote:
>>> Over the weekend, a new feature was added to FreshPorts BETA.  A port
>>> now lists all ports that require it.  This code will eventually move to
>>> production after it's been running on on the beta site for a while.
>>> Notes:
>>> * The code uses the output of make -V RUN_DEPENDS -V LIB_DEPENDS -V
>> If you're going to include BUILD_DEPENDS, then you should also use -V
> Maybe it should be split into "The package requires" only listing the
> INSTALL_DEPENDS and "The port requires" listing all dependencies.

Your post, combined with new information, has raised a question.

Consider 'make build-depends-list' and 'make run-depends-list' for

$ make build-depends-list

$ make run-depends-list

The run-depends-list contains all of the information from LIB_DEPENDS and
RUN_DEPENDS.  The build-depends-list includes all of BUILD_DEPENDS,

I am tempted to alter FreshPorts and abandon all *_DEPENDS and use just
run-depends-list and build-depends-list.

How much value is there is having all of this information separated into
individual _DEPENDS?

Dan Langille -- http://langille.org/

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