Puzzling inconsistency regarding dep

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Mon Apr 14 01:56:37 PDT 2014

On 2014-4-14 05:24 , MK-MacPorts at techno.ms wrote:
> On 13 Apr 2014, at 21:12 , Joshua Root <jmr at macports.org> wrote:
>> What would this warning say, and where would it go? And have you read
>> the help for port rdeps?
> Ah, sorry, now I see that there is indeed an option "--no-build" there.
> But still, one could make use of an option like “--with-build” for the rdependents command! :-)

Dependents are precisely those ports that are needed at runtime. We
don't keep info about build deps in the registry, because you're not
going to be building with the portfile in the registry, but with the one
in the tree.

You maybe want something like 'port echo installed and depends:someport'
except recursive? That's probably going to be slow as things stand.

- Josh

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