Finding Dependencies

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Mar 17 12:08:47 PDT 2009

Jerry <gesbbb at> writes:

> Assuming program: 'foo', how can I determine what other programs depend
> on 'foo', not what programs 'foo' depends on? I have a program on my
> system and I want to determine what other programs are dependent upon
> it. 'pkg_info' doesn't seem to give me that information.

Yes, it does.  With the '-R' option.

The manual is our friend...

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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