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Ubuntu package info

January 26, 2009 — BarryK
A question was asked recently how to find out all dependencies of an Ubuntu package. I replied, and have posted the answer here.

You can download these files:

There is also a single file that probably has every package. It's 14MB:

These files have lots of information about each package, including dependencies.

Anyway, this is how I find out package info without having Ubuntu running nor any Debian/Ubuntu package management tools.


Ubuntu Package Info
Username: Terryphi
You can also look here:

Another way
Username: piratesmack
"I usually just extract the control file with: ar -xv PACKAGE.deb control.tar.gz tar -xvzf control.tar.gz Then I open the control file with a text editor and look at the "Depends" line.
Username: Jammer
"Example - what are the dependencies for Stellarium the astronomy program. Type ubuntu stellarium into Google, go to the top link, The package page gives a short description of the software and a list of all dependencies !

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