curious dependency issues

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Apr 7 18:20:41 PDT 2014

On 2014-4-8 04:03 , Bradley Giesbrecht 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

Those do two different things: depof:gcr tells you the ports that gcr
depends on, whereas depends:gcr tells you the ports that depend on gcr
(or any other port name that matches the regex).

- Josh

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