port usage

Jaroslav Hron jaroslav.hron at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 4 03:21:37 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.

That is close - it would be enough to mark in the output of
"port deps" those which are installed/active by some sign
or the installed version+variants

I know :-) i am welcomed to implement it....
Bye, J.

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