On 3/14/16 12:29 PM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> Miroslav Lachman <000.f...@quip.cz> writes:
>> Bryan Drewery <bdrew...@freebsd.org> writes:
>>> https://github.com/freebsd/pkg/blob/master/scripts/pkg_tree.sh
>> Can you publish it as a port? I know there is one written in Perl but
>> I like your sh without dependencies.
> It's not very useful, in my opinion.  The relationships between packages
> form a directed acyclic graph, not a tree, so pkg_tree.sh will either
> show too little (without -r) or far, far too much (with -r).  If you
> want to visualize the package graph, you can feed the output of 'pkg
> query "%n %dn"' into something like graphviz.  For other tasks, you are
> better off learning how to use 'pkg query' and possibly creating your
> own aliases or scripts.  It's not that difficult; feel free to ask for
> help.
> (Just for kicks, I tried running 'pkg_tree.sh -rn' on my desktop, which
> has 934 packages installed.  It's been running for ten minutes and has
> printed over 90,000 lines, with no end in sight.)

Yeah that's why I never included it by default. It can be interesting
sometimes but often is too noisy. I didn't want to encourage its use by
default vs pkg info or pkg query.

Bryan Drewery
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