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Re: Is there a way to automatically list the packages, and their versions, upon which a particular package depends?

On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 12:50:12AM -0800, Eric Hanchrow wrote:
> Often when people report bugs, they include something like this:
>     Versions of packages dpkg depends on:
>     ii  libc6                         2.1.3-7    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
>     ii  libncurses5                   5.0-6      Shared libraries for terminal hand
>     ii  libstdc++2.10                 1:2.95.2-7 The GNU stdc++ library            
> I can't believe that they typed all that in by hand; I want to believe
> that there is a handy tool which, when invoked like this

of course they typed it by hand!

>         $ handy-tool dpkg
> emits the output that I see above.  But I know of no such tool; the
> closest thing I've found is pkg-order.
> How do they do it?

magic! ;-)

serously though, try dpkg -l 

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Ethan Benson

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