Getting proper dependency order using port command

Joshua Root jmr at
Mon Nov 9 11:02:55 PST 2015

On 2015-11-10 04:35 , Artur Szostak wrote:
> Hi,
> I do not see the documentation indicating the options --follow-dependents or --follow-dependencies for the "port deactivate" command. Therefore I need to run the deactivate command on one port at a time in the proper order.
> How can I get the post-order depth first search of the dependency tree from the command line, e.g. the one produced with "port rdeps"? Is there perhaps a flag to the port command that I have missed?

The deactivate action always internally sorts multiple ports into the
correct order.

To deactivate a port 'foo' and all its dependents you run:

sudo port deactivate foo rdependentof:foo

- Josh

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