how to check dependencies of packages

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar at
Sat Sep 7 01:27:41 PDT 2002

On Thu, 2002-09-05 at 05:46, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Sep 2002 11:58:54 +0200 "Dieter Scholz" <dscholz at>
> wrote:
> > Is there a reliable way to find out (automatically) what build time/run
> > time dependencies (programs/libraries/packages/config files) a package
> > has? 
> strace

I'm rather fond of just running ldd on anything that looks like a binary
(or shared library) since the output is IMHO much more readable. 

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