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Wonder that I could not find the deb equivalent of

rpm -q whatrequires <installed package>

All I can find is either the equivalent of rpm -q requires or the whatrequires for a yet to be installed deb package.

If this is already answered please accept my appologies and point me to the right place.

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I think you're looking for apt-cache rdepends <package> which will list all packages with a dependency on <package>. Normally this shows all packages, whether installed or not - apt-cache rdepends --installed <package> restricts the results to installed packages.

A search finds other similar questions, but since none of them make a comparison to rpm, I don't think this is a duplicate.

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