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Dependencies and reverse dependencies

Posted on: September 23, 2010


Sometimes you need to know the dependencies of a package. In that case you can run:

$ apt-cache depends

Running the below command you can find out all packages that depends of a package:

$ apt-cache rdepends

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  • analialorenzatto: Buzz is just a host name for this example, it doesn't have any relation to the topic. Instead of being "Buzz", could be whatever name.
  • fridelain: >buzz What's the story behind this host name? Actully running buzz, once running buzz and upgraded many times since, or unrelated to debian naming
  • Pratik: Nice, but I would change it to include more directories. Like my .mozilla and .kde4 by using .{config,mozilla,kde4} instead of just .config .

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