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Old 01-30-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Question How to know the required packages of one package before installing, in Ubuntu?

Hi Everybody,

I have Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my laptop.
And I am going to install mediaplayer from its "*.deb"
file, But it requires a lot of other packages and each
of those packages needs others and so on.

Since I do not have internet connection on my Ubuntu and
my internet connection is in Win XP, so I should download
these packages and then check them in my Ubuntu and see what
other packages it needs and download them and so on.

It is a very time consuming task. If I could find out what
are all the required packages I could download all of them
at once and then I could install them by "sudo dpkg -i *".

Therefore I am wondering if there is a way to know which
packages are the required ones for a typical package, my
work would be much more easier.

I would be so grateful if some one could help me.

With best regards,
Old 01-30-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
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Keep in mind that each dependency may have dependencies of its own. I highly recommend getting your internet connection to work, then the package manager will automatically resolve all dependencies for you. Good luck!


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