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Date: 2010jun29
OS: Linux
Language: bash
Product: rpm
Keywords: uses, depends

Q.  What other packages need/use this package?

A.  You need to see what capabilities the package gives and then
what packages use those.

Save this script as /usr/local/bin/rpm_what_uses

#!/bin/sh PACKAGE=$1 ( echo $PACKAGE rpm -q --provides $PACKAGE ) | while read CAP; do rpm -q --whatrequires "$CAP" done | grep -v 'no package requires'
Example use:
% rpm_what_uses curl

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