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From: Jean-Michel Smith <jsmith@××××.com>
To: Bastian Fuchs <bastiaf@×××.de>, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Reverse Dependencies
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:37:26
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Reverse Dependencies by Bastian Fuchs
1 On Thursday 18 July 2002 10:40 am, Bastian Fuchs wrote:
2 > Hello!
3 > Are there plans to add reverse dependencies in Portage, for example that
4 > emerge warns you, if you want to uninstall X, but KDE needs X.
6 The depends script, and 'qpkg -q' (gentoolkit) both give you this, at least in
7 as far as you can audit the reverse dependencies of the package you are about
8 to remove or 'clean'.
10 I find both useful; they present similar information, but in a different
11 format. qpkg -q is great for tracing out the reverse depends of a particular
12 package, while depends is great for getting an overall picture of what
13 packages are missing their dependencies, if any.
15 Jean.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Reverse Dependencies Brandon Low <lostlogic@g.o>