M. Daniel Becque
mdbecque at gmail.com
Sat Nov 10 06:37:36 PST 2012
Both of these responses helped me understand dependents and
On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 7:49 AM, Jeremy Lavergne
<jeremy at lavergne.gotdns.org>wrote:
> > I am confused what "port uninstall --follow-dependents <portfile>" or is
> it "--follow-dependencies" will uninstall? For example, if I enter "port
> dependents inkscape", Macports replies there are no dependents. On the
> other hand, "port deps inkscape" lists a large number of library dependents
> and some build dependents of inkscape e.g. poppler and perl5. So what will
> the follow flag do when it is executed; try to uninstall all the library
> and build dependents or just uninstall inkscape?
> Dependents (dependentof) are packages that use X. Dependencies (depof) are
> what X uses.
> Yes, the follow flags will try to recurse through the tree uninstalling
> packages that don't have dependents.
> Depending on what you're trying to do, you might also check out "leaves".
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