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[openFATE 309579] Dependency tree in zypper summary
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 17:57:52 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-309579-2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Ján Kupec (jkupec)
Feature #309579, revision 2
Title: Dependency tree in zypper summary

Requested by: Ján Kupec (jkupec)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Visualize dependencies of packages (from the installation summary or
given on command line) using colored (by type of dependency -
recommends, requires, etc) ASCII tree/graph.
The feature can be enabled in the info command (zypper info --dep-tree
package) and in the installation summary prompt (in which case it would
show the graph from the requested packages via all the to-be-installed
ones, ending with the installed ones).
This feature is meant to be kept simple, and leave more complex
analysis to other tools (FATE 309572).

+ References:
+ fate #309572 http://stick.gk2.sk/blog/2010/03/zypper-dependency-graph/

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: Visualization of package dependencies in a tree makes it
easier for packagers to spot incorrect/unneeded dependencies and manage
systems, save space, or analyze dependency problems for administrators
and users.


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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/309579

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