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checking dependencies in SSH with dpkg?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by gray_mouse, Apr 17, 2011.

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    Hi.

    A lot of times when you install a .deb some packages require additional packages to be configured. They'll install if those packages aren't present, but will not be configured.

    Is there a way to check dependencies from shell prior to installation of a package?
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    dpkg is just a simple installer. It will inform you of missing dependencies, but it will not install them for you.

    apt is the intelligent front end, so apt should be used in most situations where there are dependencies. Cydia is a graphical apt front end.

    Sounds to me like you probably want something along the lines of "apt-get -f install" to deal with installing dependencies, but I never do this on an iDevice at command line, so don't think I can offer any additional pointers.
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