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Old 11-24-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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apt-get - find out which package is requiring installations on upgrade

When I try to upgrade it wants to install the boost run time libraries. I would like to figure out which package wants them so I can remove it.

I was thinking of using --only-upgrade. Is there a smarter way? If I use --only-upgrade will it ignore the package with the dependency, or still try to upgrade it, resulting in a broken package?
Old 11-24-2016, 03:37 PM   #2
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Maybe aptitude why packagename is what you want.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:00 PM   #3
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I don't really want to install aptitude, either. Oh well, I ended up installing boost and checking the reverse dependencies. Time to go gripe to the freeorion devs about superfluous run time dependencies.


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