Whet I do:

apt-get install -y libpng-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev libxml++2.6-2v5 libgslcblas0 openssh-client gettext-base rsync slurm-client

41 newly installed packages, among them libhdf5-100. Why is that? I dont see this package on dependency lists of any of packages I install by the command pasted above.

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    Why did you use -y if you didn't expect the results? Why didn't you specify --no-install-recommends if that's what you're after... but really you shouldn't be using -y if you're not fully aware of the consequences of the command; a careless newbie mistake.
    – guiverc
    Apr 10 '21 at 10:51
  • A simple query on your bionic terminal would have provided that answer... why didn't you perform the rdepends query yourself ?
    – guiverc
    Apr 10 '21 at 10:56
  • @guiverc, Thanks! It turned out that HDF is required by Slurm, which is very surprising for me.
    – Aleksander
    Apr 10 '21 at 12:00


shows it as a requirement.

Why did you use -y if you didn't expect the results?

  • Thanks! I was so sure that it has nothing to do with Slurm that I omitted checking this one.
    – Aleksander
    Apr 10 '21 at 12:01

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