port dependents foo
raimue at macports.org
Sat Apr 11 13:56:14 PDT 2009
Lenore Horner wrote:
> I would have expected port dependents foo to tell me all the things
> that depend in any way on foo. If I understand correctly what I am
> seeing, it tells me only what has run-time dependencies on foo.
You only see ports currently being installed and having a library or
runtime dependency (depends_lib/depends_run). Build time dependencies
(depends_build) are not considered.
> I can
> understand that after installing bar it would be safe to uninstall foo
> if bar had only a build dependency on it. However, what if bar has a
> library dependency on foo? If I uninstall foo does that kill its
> libraries breaking bar or does it leave behind all the libraries in
> which case how does one keep from ending up with a hopelessly
> cluttered system?
You will get a warning if you try to uninstall foo although bar is still
installed and depends on it.
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