my specific need: I'd like to find any debian packages that have both ncurses and portaudio as dependencies (not just among the ones installed on my machine).

How could I search for that kind of combination of dependencies?

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    This should be possible with aptitude ex. aptitude search '?depends(ncurses)?depends(portaudio)' but I can't verify it (I'm on Ubuntu - there doesn't seem to be a portaudio package) – steeldriver Nov 11 at 2:44

As steeldriver suggests,

aptitude search '?depends(ncurses)?depends(portaudio)'

will search for packages depending on both ncurses and portaudio (strictly speaking, on packages matching those search strings, i.e. with ncurses or portaudio in their name).

In Debian 10 the only match is freemat.

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