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Original OSNews Interviews Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd Vinet. If you are curious about this young and promising Linux distribution, dig in for more!
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by Damir Perisa on Tue 29th Mar 2005 23:39 UTC

> >$ readelf -d /usr/bin/gimp | grep '(NEEDED)' | cut -d[ -f2 | cut -d] -f1

> How incredibly easy to figure this out. How user-friendly. NOT.

there is ldd to check binaries --- very easy to use:

<tt>ldd /usr/bin/gimp</tt>

and to find out, what package owns a file this binary depends on you ask pacman:

<tt>[damir@Asteraceae ~]$ pacman -Qo /lib/tls/libc.so.6<br/>
/lib/tls/libc.so.6 is owned by glibc 2.3.4-2 </tt>

... and namcap to check packages on dependencies --- also very easy to use against PKGBUILD's or pkg.tar.gz

... but the important thing is: for the packages in the repositories in most cases you don't need ABS and manipulation and don't need to care about dependences in detail! simply <tt>pacman -S whatever</tt> and start using it.