[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.


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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