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Re: A short question about apt-get build-dep

On Fri, 19 Aug 2011 11:07:04 +0200
Svante Signell <svante.signell@telia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a slight problem when building opensp for GNU/Hurd. In the
> build-dep list for opensp we have:
> apt-cache showsrc opensp|grep Build-Depends
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 7.0.0), dh-buildinfo, xmlto, poppler-utils,
> openjade1.3 | openjade, jadetex, docbook-dsssl

To change this, you need to change the listing in /var/lib/apt/lists/,
i.e. in the Packages file for the repository/ies you use in your
sources list. One way to do that is to use a local repository
containing a modified package. That way, the data gets into the apt
cache - it is not read from the package.

> Doesn't apt-get build-dep read that file, or what is wrong with my
> tests?

apt uses the cache built from downloaded Packages/Sources files.

Use dpkg-checkbuilddeps to work on the currently unpacked package then
install the necessary build-deps manually.


Neil Williams

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