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Old 10-21-2004, 08:56 AM   #1
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RPM Dependencies

I was wondering if anyone has heard of a tool, (bash, perl script) that will list out (in a useable manner) all the dependencies for all the rpm's loaded on a Linux system, be it server or workstation.

I have been using the commands, (whatprovides, whatrequires) in the rpm tool to determine depends for individual packages. However it gets into this growing monster where dependiencies require other dependencies etc etc.....

I am currently looking at writing a script to list them all out, but I was wondering if I was replicating someone else's work.

Any help would be appreciated.


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nothing i can see on google, or have generally heard of. i'd be wondering how feasible what you want really is... it's not like dependencies are going to be a "sane" tree like structure for this... it will be a really complex web overall. quite how you'd every be able to "usefully" display possibly 5000 depency links on 300 rpms...
Old 10-21-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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hey acid..I know what you mean..but I was hoping to say be able to print out a dependency tree for say one app that I was thinking of
updating or replacing..still working on the coding to do so..I have seen threads from other linux groups as far back as 2002 where this
same question was raised, but with no real work being done to solve the prob...



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