dpkg-genbuilddeps - generate a list of packages used to build this package
This program is a wrapper around dpkg-depcheck
(1). It should be run from
the top of a Debian build tree. It calls dpkg-buildpackage
arguments given on the command line, and by tracing the execution of this, it
determines which non-essential packages were used during the package building.
This can be useful in determining what the Build-Depends
should contain. It does not determine which packages were used for the arch
independent parts of the build and which for the arch dependent parts, not
does it attempt to determine which versions of packages are required. It
should be able to run under fakeroot
rather than being run as root, as
, or dpkg-genbuilddeps -rfakeroot
This program requires the build-essential package to be installed. If it is not,
please use dpkg-depcheck
directly, with a command such as
dpkg-depcheck --all dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -b -rfakeroot ...
All this program itself does is essentially to run the command:
dpkg-depcheck -b dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -b -rfakeroot [arg ...]
The Debian Policy Manual,
sections on Build-Depends etc.
The original dpkg-genbuilddeps
was written by Ben Collins
<email@example.com>. The current version is a simple wrapper around
written by Bill Allombert <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page was written by Julian Gilbey <email@example.com>.