[Slackbuilds-users] Very simple way of finding dependency

Gerardo Zamudio gerardo.zamudio at linux.com
Wed Sep 13 12:26:09 UTC 2017

On 09/13/2017 05:40 AM, Sebastian Arcus wrote:
> I know SBo and Slackware doesn't have a system in place to track
> dependencies - and most of the time that suits me just fine. However, on
> occasion, I stumble over a piece of SBo software installed on my machine
> - such as a library, and I would like to know why is it there - which
> package needs it. I was thinking that, if when using the search field on
> SBo website, it would also search through the .info and README files of
> packages, I could easily get a list of packages which depend on or use
> the library - and spot if one of them is something that I use or have
> installed. It would be crude, but I think it would work.

In addition, I think we should add a PROVIDES file or something that has
the output of /var/log/packages/$PKG. That way if you get an error with
a program that 'libjli.so' is not found and you search SBo, you'll find
the 'jdk' package provides this.

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