list ports that depend on a given port

Christopher Jones jonesc at
Fri Jun 4 16:55:21 UTC 2021


I want to get a list of all the ports that depend on a given port, boost. I have been using this 

port echo depends:boost

as per <>

to do this, but just noticed it is not just include ports that depend on ‘boost’, but ports that depend on any port which has boost in its name. e.g. it is incorrectly listing  py39-scikit-hep-hist which does not depend on boost, but py39-scikit-hep-boost-histogram.

The guide seems to infer the above should only give exact matches, so is this a bug in base, or am I mis-understanding ?

cheers Chris
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