Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190265
[RFE] display reverse dependencies for packages, full dependency trees
Last modified: 2008-10-15 11:24:12 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently, selecting a package on the web site will show the direct dependencies of that package. It
would be useful to see two other things.
First, I'd like to be able to see the packages that require the currently selected package -- as an
example, when I'm looking at the python package, I would like to see that authconfig and system-
config-network-tui both depend on it, to help me make a decision about whether python is necessary
for a minimal installation.
Second, I'd like the option to pull a full dependency tree for a package, again to help in deciding what
packages I want to include in a minimal system. To use the previous example, authconfig requires
python, glibc, popt, newt, glib, and pam. Python requires zlib, readline, openssl, ncurses, libgmp, etc.
When building a web server, mail server, or other minimal system, I want to be able to see a full, solved
dependency tree for a package to determine if it's "worth" installing. Because of the amount of
processing this would require, it should probably be an additional step from the package page.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
List of direct dependencies only are displayed.
List of reverse and indirect dependencies available as well.
This bug has been closed due to inactivity. Please open a new bug with specific details if this problem is still occurring or if an enhancement is needed.