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How do I find the reverse dependency of a package? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to check what package another package is a dependency of. For example, jetty is mysteriously installed and running on my system and I'd like to check whether it is ...
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How can I find all packages that depends on another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to list package dependees (reverse dependencies)? I want to find all the packages in the Ubuntu repository that depends on one particular package. In this case I want that ...
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apt-get packages automatically installed (by what?!) and can be removed (but I need them!) [duplicate]

apt-get is prompting me to remove these packages since they were automatically installed but are no longer required: libcapi20-3 libgif4:i386 libnss-winbind libp11-kit-gnome-keyring:i386 libpam-...
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How to check which package depends upon another installed package? [duplicate]

I just did apt-get upgrade on my Ubuntu 16 and noticed that mysql-client package was updated. I don't remember installing it though. How to check which package I did install depends upon it?
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Can I see why a package is installed?

For a specific package, can I find out why it is installed? So, can I see or it's manually installed, or that it is installed as a dependency of another package? Or that it is installed as part of ...
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How to find top-level dependencies in a list of deb packages?

Suppose I have a list of packages: foo libfoo bar baz quux And suppose foo requires libfoo and bar, and baz requires quux. I want a way to put in that list, and get out this list: foo baz I.e. - ...
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What's the equivalent of “rpm -q whatrequires”?

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 ...
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'E:The package libmagickcore4-extra needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.'

I was going to upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 and skipped the update for libmagickcore4-extra, and some problem occurred, and the upgrade stopped. Now, whenever I try and open the Software update, I get ...
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How best to search for dependencies?

mpv has a lot of dependencies and I don't know how to search for them. Is there a way to search for the packages that contain the dependencies?
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Find the additional packages installed with a given program by apt or apt-get?

I am not aware of another way to do this - if that program has been already installed (not like those installed after installing a specialized program like debfoster) - unless I have saved the message ...
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“Cloning” a server [duplicate]

I have recently been tasked with making a dev version of one of my production servers (both 12.04LTS). If I could create an image on my cloud service, it would be simple. Problem, these are both ...
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How to know if a package is graphical or command line application?

I am using Ubuntu Server, hence I want to know if a package is GFX or CLI before installing. Wrongly installing GFX apps will cause a lot of dependencies to be fetched, and they will not work anyway (...
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How to find out how package was installed

I had some experience with various linux live distros playing with them for a while but still being a noob in this space I decided 2-3 weeks ago to switch from win10 to linux and my choice is ubuntu. ...