how to check dependencies of packages

Simon Cooper thecoop at runbox.com
Thu Sep 5 07:43:35 PDT 2002


Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>On Thu, 5 Sep 2002 11:58:54 +0200 "Dieter Scholz" <dscholz at reido.de>
>wrote:
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>>Is there a reliable way to find out (automatically) what build time/run
>>time dependencies (programs/libraries/packages/config files) a package
>>has? 
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>strace
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>>Is it possible to separate necessary from optional dependencies?
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>No.
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>MSB
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If you want to try that, look at the portage system of gentoo linux 
(www.gentoo.org), that automatically installs dependancies etc etc


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