reverse-depends(1) List the reverse-dependencies (or


reverse-depends [options] package


List reverse-dependencies (or build-dependencies) of package. If the package name is prefixed with src: then the reverse-dependencies of all the binary packages that the specified source package builds will be listed.


-r RELEASE, --release=RELEASE
Query dependencies in RELEASE. Default: current development release.
-R, --without-recommends
Only consider Depends relationships, not Recommends.
-s, --with-suggests
Also consider Suggests relationships.
-b, --build-depends
Query build dependencies. Synonym for --arch=source.
-a ARCH, --arch=ARCH
Query dependencies in ARCH. Besides valid architecture names, the special values any and source may be used. any displays all reverse dependencies, the union across all architecture. source displays build dependencies. Default: any.
Only consider reverse-dependencies in COMPONENT. Can be specified multiple times. Default: all components.
-l, --list
Display a simple, machine-readable list.
-u URL, --service-url=URL
Reverse Dependencies web-service URL. Default: UbuntuWire's service at
-h, --help
Display a help message and exit


All reverse dependencies of source package bash:
reverse-depends src:bash


reverse-depends and this manpage were written by Stefano Rivera <[email protected]>.

Both are released under the terms of the ISC License.