Have I misunderstood what leaves are?

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 08:18:28 PDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Sam Kuper <sam.kuper at uclmail.net> wrote:

> My understanding of leaves is that a leaf is a port without
> dependents. Yet when I run "port echo leaves", the response does not
> include "wireshark".
> Please can you help clear up my confusion?

A leaf is an *unrequested* port without dependents, i.e. the unwanted
dependencies left behind when you remove a port that you explicitly
installed (and hence had the requested flag set).

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
wandering unix systems administrator (available)     (412) 475-9364 vm/sms
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