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I want to check all my installed packages for any missing dependencies and install them. Is auto-apt and the corresponding file lists a suitable method to do this, and what are any disadvantages of doing it this way? I noticed a dependency list for one package and want to know if and where this information is stored. Alternatively, I could just print out the screen. Using Linux Mint 13.
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Auto-apt is a tool for making sure dependencies are satisfied when building something from source. It will not help you with packages that are already installed.
Typically any packages you install in the normal ways (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic, software center) will automatically bring their dependencies with them. You shouldn't have to worry about it unless you know you have a dependency problem, and in that situation it's usually easiest just to uninstall and reinstall the problem package to restore the dependencies.
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