looking for port origin for executable

Rodrigo Osorio rodrigo at osorio.me
Tue May 4 15:58:04 UTC 2021

On 5/4/21 3:53 PM, Freddie Cash wrote:
> On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 8:33 AM Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:
>>          Would some kind soul please tell me which port installs the
>> executable "g-ir-scanner"?  I was purging unused ports and seem to
>> have done this one by mistake.
> http://freshports.org allows you to do searches of pkg-plist files.  It's a
> little finicky, though.
> Doing a search for "g-ir-scanner" returns 0 hits, regardless of what type
> of search is done.
> Doing a search for "bin/g-ir-scanner" returns gobject-introspection.
> So if you know the path for the file (relative to /usr/local), then the
> search works.
pkg-provides also does the job :)

% pkg provides g-ir-scanner

Name    : gobject-introspection-1.66.1,1
Desc    : Generate interface introspection data for GObject libraries
Repo    : FreeBSD
Filename: usr/local/man/man1/g-ir-scanner.1.gz

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