Package dependencies

Tushar Teredesai tushart at
Tue Jun 17 16:13:21 PDT 2003

Matthias Benkmann wrote:

>I think strace would complement this nicely. Grep gives you a list of
>programs POTENTIALLY called whereas strace gives you a list of programs
>ACTUALLY called. The truth lies in between, of course.
The truth lies somewhere below what strace will spit out:) Many files 
are referenced when compiling a program, but all of them are not 
necessarily needed. For example, autoconf will turn up as a dependency, 
but if autoconf is not installed, the package will build anyways.

Tushar Teredesai
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