[Slackbuilds-users] Very simple way of finding dependency

David Spencer baildon.research at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 13 15:06:54 UTC 2017

Chris Willing's tool hoorex will find "inverse dependencies" of packages.

One other idea for finding why you installed a library -- you can list
the files in /var/log/packages sorted by time (ls -lt) which will show
you the other packages that were installed immediately afterwards.

Twenty years ago I wrote this kind of thing in a little book. Ten
years ago I used dokuwiki. Now I just never uninstall them.

There is no official test build system that would have a full listing
of files. Unofficially, I build almost every package from time to
time. A list of files (depending on random options) in almost every
package is 325 Mb. I'm not sure I would want to put them unofficially
on a website somewhere if each query will grep 325Mb of data. (And
also I hate elasticsearch.)


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