Re: analysis of package dependencies
On Sat, Apr 28, 2001 at 11:18:35AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > deborphan might be tweakable to do this. pkg-order could also be useful.
> > Apt 0.5 now has a python interface, and possibly a perl interface, so
> > that's probably usable too.
> Deborphan is nearly perfect for this. Right now, it just keeps track of
> whether a package was installed to satisfy a dependancy, or because you
> really want it. If instead of the y/n question it uses for this, it
> asked _why_ you want a package, and stored the result, there would be
> much interesting data to munge.
I believe it is debfoster that works the way you described, while deborphan
merely finds installed library packages that do not satisfy any dependencies.