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Old 10-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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how to display the broken dependences in the terminal

Hi, I have some broken dependences, to view them using synaptic, some of them I had fixed using dpkg instead of the repos, my question is: is there a way to display those broken dependences in the terminal instead of use synaptic?

I've already checked the man of dpkg but I didn't find anything, so if you can help I'll appreciate it.

Old 10-23-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Yes, use aptitude instead.
Old 10-23-2008, 02:05 PM   #3
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aptitude update
aptitude install

that should list all the broken packages and dependencies and allow aptitude the chance to fix them

Using aptitude from the command line

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #4
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aptitude search ~b


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