How to Find Why Port "X" Is Installed?

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Thu Feb 27 15:08:03 UTC 2014

I'm using FBSD 10 and trying to work through the things I broke after 
running 'make delete-old-libs' as suggested in the handbook. Ultimately 
I just rebuilt all ports with 'portupgrade -f "*" '. Unfortunately, I 
had an issue with databases/db42 and then other issues because it failed.

I tried running it again and saw messages about it being deprecated.  
Then it failed with this line:

/usr/bin/ld: .libs/cxx_db.o: relocation R_X86_64_32S against `_ZTV2Db' 
can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
.libs/cxx_db.o: could not read symbols: Bad value
c++: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see 
*** [] Error code 1

So I don't know what that is all about but it led me to wonder why 
databases/db42 is on my system in the first place.  If I know what port 
pulled it in, then maybe I can rebuild that port to use a newer version 
of this that's not deprecated.  I've read the new pkg man page but can't 
figure out how to get it to tell me what pulled databases/db42 in.



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