Checking Dependencies

Paul Howarth paul at
Sun Apr 9 13:20:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 04:21 -0400, Dan wrote:
> Jeffrey D. Yuille wrote:
> > Does anyone know the command for checking dependencies of a program 
> > before deleting it?  I didn't realize that after deleting a program 
> > (in this case, wpa_supplicant), other critical programs would be 
> > deleted as well.  Fortunately, I was able to replace those 
> > dependencies but would prefer to avoid this problem in the future.  
> rpm -q --requires packagename

That tells you what a package depends on, not what packages depend on


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