After installing a new system and doing some configuration, I went to update the system. When I did this, I noticed several new dependencies were being installed. However, there ere nearly 600 packages in the update so it was not obvious what was causing those new dependencies to be installed.
In this case, I lucked into figuring it out and was able to avoid the installation of those dependencies. If this comes up again in the future, is there a way to see which package is causing the new dependencies?