[arch-general] post-install dependencies check

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 21 19:29:23 UTC 2020

On 2/21/20 2:11 PM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Can pacman be used to find which packages are missing which optional
> dependencies after an install?

pacman -Qi for a given package will show you optional dependencies and
list which ones are satisfied.

You can walk a dependency tree automatically and check for things which
have uninstalled optdepends, by installing community/pacutils and
running the command:

paccheck --opt-depends --quiet --recursive

with, optionally, the list of packages to do checks for. By default,
like pacman -Qi, it will interpret no explicitly specified packages as
"all installed packages".

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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