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NAME         top

       semodule_deps  -  show  the dependencies between SELinux policy pack‐

SYNOPSIS         top

       semodule_deps [-v -g -b] basemodpkg modpkg1 [modpkg2 ... ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       semodule_deps is a developer tool for showing the dependencies
       between policy packages. For each module it prints a list of modules
       that must be present for a module's requirements to be satisfied. It
       only deals with requirements, not optional dependencies.

       In order for semodule_deps to give useful information the list of
       packages passed in cannot have unsatisfied dependencies. In general
       this means that the list of modules will usually be quite long.

       By default options to the base module are excluded as almost every
       module has this dependency. The -b option will include these

       In addition to human readable output, semodule_deps can output the
       dependencies in the Graphviz dot format (
       using the -g option. This is useful for producing a picture of the

OPTIONS         top

       -v     verbose mode

       -g     output dependency information in Graphviz dot format

       -b     include dependencies to the base module - by default these are

SEE ALSO         top

       checkmodule(8), semodule_package(8), semodule(8), semodule_link(8)

AUTHORS         top

       This manual page was written by Karl MacMillan <>.
       The program was written by Karl MacMillan <>.

COLOPHON         top

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Security Enhanced Linux           June 2006                 SEMODULE_DEPS(8)