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Is there a way I can use apt-get install command to install a package and its first level dependencies only instead of all the dependencies recursively?
EDIT: I am dealing with ROS and would like to install a single package with only its first level dependencies. I don't actually want to install or update the system dependencies that this ROS package depends on, "recursively". During running a particular application if any 'dependency-not found' error is thrown, I would like to see what exactly is missing. I hope this helps. PS: Also, it seems that there is an apt-get command to install only the first-level dependencies but couldn't find any. Any help is greatly appreciated.