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FreeBSD Ports: How can I see all dependencies for a port, and all subdependencies for those dependencies?

I'm trying to build a port which depends on apache-ant. I thought I could run make build-depends-list to see all dependencies required by this port: # make build-depends-list ...
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What's the best way to auto clean distfiles after using make/portupgrade in FreeBSD?

I'm playing with a FreeBSD installation inside a Virtualbox vm, and I want to keep the size of the image relatively small. How can I configure FreeBSD to clean distfiles after installing a port (using ...
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FreeBSD ports: remove build dependencies after installing port

Is there any way to remove build dependencies of the port after installing it? Many ports use exotic tools for building and these tools are not used anymore when port is builded and installed.
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GCCVERSION not found error when installing a FreeBSD port

I am trying to install a program using port on FreeBSD 4.7. I get this error: Couldn't find your current GCCVERSION (OSVERSION=470000) How would you fix an error like this?
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Check ChangeLog of FreeBSD port before upgrading

Is there an easy way to check a ChangeLog of a FreeBSD port before you upgrade? For instance, I'd like to check what upgrades are mandatory before I do portmaster -ad. It would be nice to have ...
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Use default options when compiling ports

I am compiling a few ports on FreeBSD, however during the compiling process I am often greeted with options for the dependencies of the port. This causes the compiling process to pause until I select ...