rpm: Finding dependencies

Written by Benjamin Cane on 2011-07-22 07:51:00

Ever want to remove a package but needed to know what requires that package before going through dependency hell?

# rpm -q --whatrequires kernel  
prelink-0.3.0-13  
tcpdump-3.7.2-7.1  
iptables-1.2.9-1.0  
nfs-utils-1.0.6-1

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Benjamin is a Systems Architect working in the financial services industry focused on platforms that require Continuous Availability. He has been working with Linux and Unix for over 10 years now and has recently published his first book; Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting Guide.

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