Show package dependencies

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Oct 17 15:09:01 PDT 2005

Emil Khatib <fenomenoxp2 at> writes:

> I'm connected to the Internet through a very slow connection, so if I
> want to download packages/ports, I need to get to a computer with a
> faster connection. The problem is: all the computers I can access are
> using Windows. So I need to get all the dependencies list of a package
> (just like I would do with make fetch-recursive-list when dealing with
> ports). I've tried doing something like pkg_add -rn xxx but it starts
> fetching the package.
> I've looked in all the manuals but found nothing that helps.
> How can I get the dependencies list of a package before downloading it?
> Any help appreciated

According to "man ports", there are targets for this:
"pretty-print-run-depends-list, pretty-print-build-depends-list"

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