curious dependency issues

David Strubbe dstrubbe at
Mon Apr 7 11:19:18 PDT 2014

Hm, I guess I got "depends:" from suggestions in messages on this list.
Using "port installed depof:gcr" gcr is not listed, so that is more
reasonable. "depof:gtk3" does not list gconf, and "depof:gconf" does list
gtk3. So it seems that "depends:" is buggy. Maybe it should be removed if
it has been supplanted by "depof:".


On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Bradley Giesbrecht <pixilla at>wrote:

> On Apr 7, 2014, at 9:12 AM, David Strubbe <dstrubbe at> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I found two strange things in using 'port installed depends:'. The 'gcr'
> port appears to depend on itself, and gconf and gtk3 appear to depend on
> each other. Does this make sense? Is it a bug in base or the Portfiles?
> I don't know if "depends:" is a bug but it is not documented in "man port"
> whereas "depof:" is:
> port installed depof:gcr
> Regards,
> Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)
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