[kwlug-disc] how to list *reverse* dependencies for debian packages?
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sun Aug 23 04:18:43 EDT 2009
is there a way to conveniently list the *installed* reverse
dependencies of an installed debian package? someone recommended:
# apt-cache rdepends <pkgname>
but that simply lists *all* of the reverse dependencies as recorded in
the package info, whether that package is installed or not. i'd
prefer something along the lines of:
# rpm -q --whatrequires <pkgname>
which restricts itself to listing only those packages that are
currently installed. i'm sure i could quickly put something together
with sed/awk/grep/perl/whatever, but is there a simpler way? thanks.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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