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Re: showing dependency trees

2009/8/24 Björn Persson <bjorn xn--rombobjrn-67a se>:
> Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> A quick way to actually check for such dependencies is to switch to
>> another desktop environment, say Xfce, remove all the KDE packages and
>> install one of the KDE apps.
> That's not all that quick. There ought to be a tool for this. Given a package
> name it should print the dependency tree for that package. It could have an
> option to suppress packages in the base set. Couldn't Yum be taught to answer
> that kind of queries?

I'm not sure this is exactly what you want, but I was using this in my .bashrc:

function dependencylist
    yum groupinfo Base | grep -v Packages | sed 1,12d | awk '{print
$1}' > BaseList; yum deplist "$*" | grep provider | awk '{if("grep -q
$2 BaseList") print $2}' | sort | uniq

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