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Re: analysis of package dependencies



Hi Matt!

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> > 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.

deborphan can list packages from all section not just libraries (use -a).
Additionaly you can declare packages that deborphan should never show
(use editkeep).
					yours,
					peter

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