I know I can list the
.deb's dependencies using
dpkg --info, but is there any automated way to check those dependencies against the current system? What I'm interested in, the status: whether the package will be cleanly installed, or will it fail.
According to the manual:
There is a corresponding option in
Here's a way which is very hackish but does work, sort of.
Make sure you're not root, or you risk overwriting some system files.
This will unpack the package and then complain about any missing dependencies on stderr. It's likely to return a nonzero status even if there are no missing dependencies because of a failing
I haven't tried with a package that has a