How do I find out who requested a port?

Michael keybounce at
Wed Apr 13 16:02:09 PDT 2016

On 2016-04-13, at 3:50 PM, Jeremy Lavergne <jeremy at> wrote:

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

keybounceMBP:Mlp michael$ port dependents xorg-libX11
gdk-pixbuf2 depends on xorg-libX11
mesa depends on xorg-libX11
xorg-libXext depends on xorg-libX11
xorg-libXfixes depends on xorg-libX11
xorg-libXt depends on xorg-libX11
xrender depends on xorg-libX11
keybounceMBP:Mlp michael$ port dependents mesa
mesa has no dependents.
keybounceMBP:Mlp michael$ port dependents gdk-pixbuf2
gtk2 depends on gdk-pixbuf2
keybounceMBP:Mlp michael$ 

Hmm, so mesa is one of them, and nothing depends on mesa (so who asked for it / why is it there?)

But also gtk2. I thought gtk3 was the current version -- gtk2 isn't even maintained if I understood correctly.

keybounceMBP:Mlp michael$ port dependents gtk2
gtk2 has no dependents.

And who asked for it?

> 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
>> it.
>> How would I go about tracing down all the ports that I'd need to
>> re-install without X11?
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