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Date:      Tue, 17 Mar 2009 21:16:58 +0000
From:      Paul Schmehl <>
Subject:   Re: Finding Dependencies
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--On Tuesday, March 17, 2009 15:55:30 -0500 Jerry <> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:16:19 +0000
> Paul Schmehl <> wrote:
> [snip]
>> man (1) pkg_info
>> -r what the package depends on
>> -R what depends on the package
> It does not list any package that depends on it. I have no idea why it
> is being installed.

Well, it's not magic.  Ports only get installed by one of two ways; you 
deliberately install them or they get installed as dependencies.  If you didn't 
deliberately install a port, then it must be a dependency of something.  If it 
doesn't list any, then it's possible your pkgdb is inaccurate.  Run % pkgdb -F 
to correct any incorrect or missing dependencies.

What port is it?

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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