Re: Exploring package interrelationships
- Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:39:34 +0200
- From: Peter Wiersig <peter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Exploring package interrelationships
Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> Long term goal: *personal* definition of a minimalist Debian
> current goal: grok how packages interact
$ apt-cache dotty mate-desktop > dependency-graph.dot
$ dot -Tpng dependency-graph.dot
That either creates files named after the input or at least shows a
graphic of the package you specified.
I think I remember and older planet.debian.org post where someone else
had done similar. Have not found it in a very short research session.
Alternatively explore interactive with aptitude when you disable the
solver there and pick the resulting installation by hand, and decide
which suggest/recommend you follow, and which non-essential package you
might even not install.