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[New: openFATE 309579] Dependency tree in zypper summary
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 17:23:47 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-309579-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Ján Kupec (jkupec)

Feature #309579, revision 1
Title: Dependency tree in zypper summary

Requested by: Ján Kupec (jkupec)
Partner organization:

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).

Business case (Partner benefit): 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.

openSUSE Feature:

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