dependency explosions

Graham Menhennitt graham at
Wed Oct 5 23:49:25 UTC 2016

Sorry, I just read that UPDATING entry again. Cyrus is only provided to 
Dovecot if Postfix is present. I do not have Postfix present. So, I 
think that I do need to install Cyrus explicitly.

So, back to my original question, why does "pkg autoremove" want to 
uninstall Cyrus when I explicitly installed it from the port?


On 6/10/2016 10:12 AM, Graham Menhennitt wrote:
> 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.
> Graham
> 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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