show port's deps

Eric Schuele e.schuele at
Sat Apr 1 15:02:28 UTC 2006

Miguel wrote:
> Hi, how can i know what the dependencies are for a particular port?
> i want to know in advance before install the port, is there something 
> like emerge -pv in gentoo?, with this i mean a user friendly command, i 
> already know that doing a make search key=xxx and look at the B-DEPS and 
> R-DEPS lines you see them, but you have to search for your especific 
> port among the multitud of matches, BTW, what the diference between them?
> something like this would be great
> # cd /usr/ports/lang/php5
> # make show_deps (or similar)

# make pretty-print-run-depends-list
    - or -
# make pretty-print-build-depends-list


> thanks
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