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xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depgraph gcc | wc -l
xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depends gcc
 * These packages depend on gcc:
app-admin/eselect-python-20100321 (>=sys-devel/gcc-3.4)
sys-devel/llvm-3.0-r2 (>=sys-devel/gcc-3.0)
sys-libs/glibc-2.15-r3 (>=sys-devel/gcc-3.4.4)
                       (arm ? >=sys-devel/gcc-4.1.0)
                       (x86 ? >=sys-devel/gcc-4.3)
                       (amd64 ? >=sys-devel/gcc-4.3)
                       (ppc ? >=sys-devel/gcc-4.1.0)
                       (ppc64 ? >=sys-devel/gcc-4.1.0)
xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depgraph
Display a direct dependency graph for a given package

xi@localhost /usr/src $ equery depends
List all packages that depend on a atom given query
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"depends" - those 2 packages depend on gcc? How few! –  Xsi Nov 13 '12 at 5:08
What are direct dependencies? What are indirect dependencies? Direct of gcc - those which depend on gcc (to be dependent - is to require gcc). Indirect of gcc = gcc are dependent of those packages? That is all the difference? –  Xsi Nov 13 '12 at 5:11
how to undertand directly and what's the difference . Depgraph indirect - there is a separate option. So it is not strict the difference. May be it's better to say in what purpose do they serve? –  Xsi Nov 14 '12 at 18:26
How they are usually used, in what context of thought and mind. This is my first experience with linux I use emerge to install and emerge --unmerge to uninstall. +may be some USE flags USE="" emerge, that's all. I've read a lot. But I don't know the way of thought in general. –  Xsi Nov 14 '12 at 18:29

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equery depgraph <atom> will list you a graph of the dependencies needs to be installed

equery depend <atom> lists all packages that directly need to be installed.

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