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Re: new scripts and patches for devscripts

On 11/03/2011 11:11, Joachim Breitner wrote:

There is also this in haskell-debian-utils, although not very widely
   * apt-get-build-depends:
     Tool which will parse the Build-Depends{-Indep} lines from debian/control
     and apt-get install the required packages
see http://packages.debian.org/sid/haskell-debian-utils

But it doesn't create a meta packages, which is (IMHO) one of the key
features of mk-build-deps. The information is then exposed quite clearly
by several tools as you'll see that meta-package as local/obsolete… very
handy when cleaning up the system.

pbuilder-satisfydepends has the same feature, but it always uses
"pbuilder-satisfydepends-dummy" as a name for the meta-package. So, it's
not possible to track build-depends of two different source packages… which
is possible using mk-build-deps. I didn't see this feature implemented in
other mentioned tools.


Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي

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