How do I find out who requested a port?

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Wed Apr 13 15:50:45 PDT 2016

Check out `port dependents gdk-pixbuf2` (with port deps being the other direction).

On April 13, 2016 6:42:42 PM EDT, Michael <keybounce at> wrote:
>How do I find out which port requested another port?
>Specifically, lets say I'd rather have quartz-based, rather than
>x11-based, ports installed.
>Attempting to install gtk3 -x11 +quartz gave me the error message that
>gdk-pixbuf2 must be installed without +x11.
>So I've got X11 installed, without realizing it, and without wanting
>How would I go about tracing down all the ports that I'd need to
>re-install without X11?
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