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Given just a .deb file, how do I get the list of dependencies?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

You want to run:

$ dpkg --info <blah>.deb
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This should (among other things) list the "depends" section of the package description.

$ dpkg -p <package_name>
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Except the OP wants the info out of a .deb file, not an installed package. – womble Jan 5 '10 at 22:06

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