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Re: limitation in build-depends

On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 09:39:02AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Paul Slootman wrote:
> > Why doesn't dpkg-buildpackage check the Build-Depends line?
> Patches are welcome.

Here is a script I put together recently that does part of what is needed.  It
takes a list of packages, and checks whether they are installed or provided by
another package.  What is missing is handling for boolean expressions.

 - mdz
#!/usr/bin/perl -w

# Usage: dpkg-provides [-q|--quiet] <package>...
# Finds all installed packages which provide the (possibly virtual)
# packages <package>....  If -q/--quiet is not specified, print them,
# one per line, to standard output in the format
# "<package>: <providers>".  Exits with nonzero status if any of the
# specified packages are not provided by any installed packages.
# Copyright (C) 2001  Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>
#      This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
#      it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
#      the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
#      (at your option) any later version.
#      This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
#      but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
#      GNU General Public License for more details.
#      You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public
#      License along with this program; if not, write to the Free
#      Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston,
#      MA 02111-1307 USA

use strict;
use Getopt::Long;

my $quiet;
GetOptions('quiet|q' => \$quiet) || die;

my @packages = @ARGV;

my $status = "/var/lib/dpkg/status";

my %providers;

$/ = '';
open(STATUS, "<$status") || die "$status: $!\n";
while (<STATUS>) {
  next unless /^Status: .*ok installed$/m;

  foreach my $pkg (@packages) {
    if (/^Package: $pkg$/m) {
      push(@{$providers{$pkg}}, $pkg);
    elsif (/^Provides: .*\b$pkg\b/m) {
      /^Package: (.*)$/m && push(@{$providers{$pkg}}, $1);


my $ret = 0;
foreach my $pkg (@packages) {
  if (defined $providers{$pkg}) {
    print "$pkg: @{$providers{$pkg}}\n"
	unless $quiet;
  } else {
    $ret = 1;
    print "$pkg: \n"
	unless $quiet;

exit $ret;

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