What is a dependent?

Rainer Müller raimue at macports.org
Mon Feb 1 03:51:25 PST 2010

On 2010-02-01 04:49 , Harald Hanche-Olsen wrote:
> But then I come up with oddities like the following:
> ; port dependents p5-pathtools
> p5-pathtools has no dependents!
> ; port deps intltool
> Full Name: intltool @0.40.6
> Build Dependencies:   gnome-common
> Library Dependencies: expat, perl5, p5-xml-parser, p5-getopt-long, p5-pathtools,
>                       p5-scalar-list-utils
> So intltool depends on p5-pathtools, but it is not among the
> dependents of p5-pathtools.

Is intltool really being installed at the moment? The dependents command
only checks for ports which are installed at the moment. Check with
'port installed intltool'.

On my system, it is correct:

$ port installed p5-pathtools intltool
The following ports are currently installed:
  intltool @0.40.6_0 (active)
  p5-pathtools @3.31_0 (active)
$ port dependents p5-pathtools
intltool depends on p5-pathtools


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