how to check dependencies of packages

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Thu Sep 5 09:43:02 PDT 2002

On Thu, 5 Sep 2002 18:30:32 +0200 "Dieter Scholz" <dieter_scholz at>

> If I get you right you would propose:
> 1 - use strace while doing the configure|make|make install process to
> find out what files are requested (what system calls do I have to look
> for)
> 2 - create a database witch contains all installed files from all
> installed packages (again, what system calls)
> 3 - compare the results from 1 with this database
> If I'm right -> Are there any tools/scripts that could help me with this
> process?

One utility is ParseTrace which you can find at

If you build an LFS system with the hint

you don't need a database because on such a system ParseTrace will output
the names of the files together with the packages they come from.


Who is this General Failure,
and why is he reading my disk ?

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