I recently had a problem finding the correct dependencies for Gnucash under VL 6 std gold. I seem to have solved the problem and have gnucash up and running, but it did involve a lot of trial and error and I'm still not sure if the program will be stable. I have to say that's not a good thing to say about a distribution that prides itself on stability.
For anyone intersted I had to download libxml2-2.6.31 (i486) & slib-3b1 from slackfind. I started out with gnucash 2.2.8 installed with gslapt, that kept crashing (see what I mean) so downgraded to 2.2.5 which does appear stable for the moment.
One thing I noticed here on VL6 SOHO, is that libxml2 seems to be installed, but there's no package for it. I don't know what the package was built on, but if something like that was going on on the build system I guess that would explain why there is no libxml2 dependency.
Is there a way from the command line to list the dependencies for a package so I don't have to make guesses and cross my fingers and hope the program will work?
In this case: no, because the dependency information in the package is not complete.
I have assumed that if a package is in the stable repo (I am not using testing at all) it will work?
That sounds like a reasonable assumption to me.