showing dependency trees

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Mon Aug 24 14:17:20 UTC 2009

On 08/24/2009 07:44 PM, James Antill wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 20:58 +0200, Björn Persson wrote:
>> 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?
>  There is already:
> ...obviously any random custom behaviour (like ignoring packages in
> @base) is possible, someone just has to write it.

Is there a reason this tool is not part of yum-utils?


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