how to check dependencies of packages

Ladislav Danko ladislav_danko at
Thu Sep 5 22:59:46 PDT 2002

On Thursday 05 September 2002 18:17, Jamie Bennett wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dieter Scholz [mailto:dieter_scholz at]
> Sent: 05 September 2002 17:31
> >Hello again,
> >
> >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)
> [SNIP]
> Does this mean that you would have to compile the package and have it
> fail before you knew what dependencies it needed?
i think, you have to have first point of building with dependencies you 
know because it's possible that "everything is depending on the 
please correct me if i'm wrong.

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