How to Find Why Port "X" Is Installed?

Drew Tomlinson drew at
Thu Feb 27 15:59:29 UTC 2014

On 2/27/2014 7:20 AM, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:06:46 -0800 Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> 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
>> invocation)
>> *** [] 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.
> pkg info -rx db42
> You can read more about this in pkg-info(8) or with "pkg help info".

Thank you for your reply.  I didn't realize there was another man page 
for each function.



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