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Re: apt-rpm article -- the features we don't have

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 02:10:56PM +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 07:06:41PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> >  
> > > Similarly, to check the build depends of a source package file:
> > >   apt-get build-dep apt-listchanges-1.49-11104cl.src.rpm
> > 
> > Should this be the job of apt-get? Fetching a list of build-depends is a
> > similar job to that performed by apt-cache for other fields. I always
> > associate apt-get with installing and removing packages.
> Yes, and "apt-get build-dep somesourcepackage" does install the
> necessary build-deps, so this fits right in.

"apt-get build-deb foo-version.dsc" would be nice when building a
package with changed build-depends (compared to what Sources.gz

Most of the time the ones mentioned in Sources work though and debuild
will show the rest.


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