Installing git draws a lot of dependencies

Ruben mail at
Tue Feb 2 09:44:14 UTC 2021

Hi Philippe,

Have you looked at the dependencies involved with installing



Looks like a better fit for your sd-card.



On 2/2/21 10:22 AM, freebsd at wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Can you point me to a discussion explaining why we have to keep up with 
> sooo many dependencies?
> I assume this matter was address many times and I don't want to directly 
> bring up the topic... again.
> I have just installed FreeBSD12 on a new system. First thing I want to 
> reinstall is git.
> But I can't believe what I am reading, when I do 'pkg install git' I can 
> see a lot of dependencies where I can't see the relationship with git.
> Installing git will have, amongst others...
>   * bash    I don't need that
>   * perl5  Come on! I just want git!
>   * python What? Why do you need Perl5 in the first place?
>   * subversion  Git is using subversion???
>   * tpm-emulator  Emulator of what?
> Installing git will consume up to 367 MiB of my SDCard on my Pi...
> Yeah, I know it's not new. Just want to know what is the very good 
> reason behind that.
> Thanks for enlighting me.
> Philippe
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