[Slackbuilds-users] Very simple way of finding dependency

Sebastian Arcus s.arcus at open-t.co.uk
Wed Sep 13 16:12:36 UTC 2017

On 13/09/17 15:29, Didier Spaier wrote:
> Le 13/09/2017 à 12:40, Sebastian Arcus a écrit :
>> 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.
> Why bother? Just leave this package alone, or if you are really curious,
> remove it and see what happens.

Hmm - I'm not sure that is a very useful piece of advice in practice. 
You would have to test all the functionality of every single piece of 
software installed, to find out what is affected.

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