dependency explosions

Graham Menhennitt graham at
Wed Oct 5 23:12:39 UTC 2016

Thanks for that, olli.

I didn't understand how I'd missed the fact that Dovecot now included 
Cyrus. So I had a look at /usr/ports/UPDATING. Searching for Dovecot 
shows a mention of it in the entry at 20160228. However, that's entitled 
"AFFECTS: users of mail/postfix", and I don't use Postfix. I think that 
Dovecot should have its own entry in UPDATING for that change too.


On 6/10/2016 9:38 AM, olli hauer wrote:
> Postfix in combination with dovecot doesn't require cyrus, since some 
> months dovecot support is always provided by postfix.
> But i"m sorry and cannot expliain why cyrus is installed on your system
> -- 
> send with broken GMX mailer client, sorry for tofu and html scrap
> On 06/10/2016, 00:29 Graham Menhennitt <graham at> wrote:
>     On 6/10/2016 8:20 AM, Mathieu Arnold wrote:
>     > Le 05/10/2016 à 22:04, Julian Elischer a écrit :
>     >> Another thing that might be good woudl be a way to tell ports
>     "remove
>     >> all the ports that were just build dependencies".
>     > pkg autoremove
>     >
>     Thanks for that Mathieu - I didn't know about that one.
>     However...
>     When I run it, it tells me that it's going to remove my cyrus-SASL
>     port.
>     I installed that (via its port) so that I can use SSL/TLS
>     authentication
>     on my Dovecot server (installed via the dovecot2 port). So Cyrus
>     is not
>     a build dependency of anything - why is it offering to remove it?
>     Thanks,
>     Graham
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