[kwlug-disc] how to list *reverse* dependencies for debian packages?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Aug 24 16:10:08 EDT 2009


On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Paul Nijjar wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 08:13:46AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> >   actually, i found a much easier way -- there's a package called
> > "apt-rdepends".  problem solved.
>
> A package, incidentally, written by Simon Law, who was an undergrad
> (and Debian Developer) at UW.

  it's an amazingly useful utility.  i've combined that with a package
called "deborphan" to locate unused libs and purge them from the
system.  i've removed over 50 library packages already, and everything
continues to run.

rday
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