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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Aug 24 16:26:18 EDT 2009

What does apt-rdepends do that the following command does not:

# aptitude purge `deborphan`

Note that the above has to be run a few times until nothing is left to
This is because as things get removed, other stuff has its dependency change

and may no longer be needed.
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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