pkg and reverse dependencies

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Mon Oct 24 05:50:06 UTC 2016

On 24/10/2016 12:06, David Newman wrote:
> On 10/23/16 6:31 PM, David Newman wrote:
>> On 10/23/16 6:17 PM, Adam Vande More wrote:
>>> -r,
>> My understanding is that -r returns dependencies of an installed package
>> -- i.e., which packages are required for that package to work.
>> I am asking about the opposite: Which other packages depend on this
>> package. This info was available from the old 'pkg_info -R' command.
>>> man pkg-info
>> No manual entry for pkg-info
>> And new systems no longer include the old pkg_info command. Did you mean
>> something else?

pkg_info is the old command - man pkg-info should give the man page for
the info command given to pkg - as in "pkg info php56"

> Arrrgh. Please ignore all this. 'pkg info -r' is exactly right.

If you need it -d is the opposite to -r

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