Ubuntu package info

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.

Posted on 26 Jan 2009, 17:40


Posted on 27 Jan 2009, 23:54 by Terryphi
Ubuntu Package Info
You can also look here:


Posted on 31 Jan 2009, 23:56 by astrid
enjoying the heatwave
in Holland we have been promised to get some snow tomorrow

Posted on 23 May 2009, 11:01 by piratesmack
Another way
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.

Posted on 18 Aug 2009, 7:29 by Jammer
Example - what are the dependencies for Stellarium the astronomy program. Type ubuntu stellarium into Google, go to the top link, packages.ubuntu.com
The package page gives a short description of the software and a list of all dependencies !