Get Package Dependencies on Ubuntu

Get Package Dependencies on Ubuntu

Most of the time, packages requires additional dependencies to work as intended. This tutorial demonstrates how to get package dependencies on Ubuntu.

Use apt-cache or apt command with depends argument to get a list of package dependencies:

apt-cache depends build-essential
apt depends build-essential

Output example:

 |Depends: libc6-dev
  Depends: <libc-dev>
  Depends: gcc (>= 4:10.2)
  Depends: g++ (>= 4:10.2)
  Depends: make
  Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.17.11)

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