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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