using yum/repoquery to provide dependency trees
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 6:30 AM, James Antill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-01 at 00:46 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> Anyway I'm wondering if there's a way to some dep tree style bits with
>> packages that are installed to see what causes the dependencies of
>> what is actually installed. EG if I do a 'yum remove perl' it
>> basically wants to uninstall gnome and a lot more but it would be nice
>> to be able to see exactly what installed packages depend on perl or
>> perl-Pop-Simple for example.
> There are a couple of things I think you might find useful (off the top
> of my head):
> repoquery --alldeps --whatrequires <dep>
> package-cleanup --leaves
> pkg-deps-tree-view.py --limit-installed <pkg> (or *, for everything)
> ...the later¹ is probably closest to what you want, I think, as it will
> spit out deps. into a tree like format and then you can browse it.
Thanks James that looks like its exactly what I want.
> ¹ http://fedorapeople.org/~james/yum/commands/pkg-deps-tree-view.py
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