port usage

Dan Stowell danstowell at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 12:03:27 PST 2007

> > 2) Is there a way/option to see what will
> > port install something
> > do, which dependencies will be included in the installation?
> No, there was a recent discussion about the usefulness
> of such a "pretend" or "dry run" feature. There were no
> objections but no cheering crowds either. You could be
> one more supporter of such a feature request. Best if
> you were able to implement it, because I believe that
> is why we dont have this feature yet - it takes a
> skillful person to make it happen.

I know it's not quite the same, but in case Jaroslav doesn't know
about it: you can at least use the "port deps" command to see what the
dependencies are.


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