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Bug#376582: developers-reference: apt-cache showsrs does not show reverse deps ...

tags 376582 + patch

On 03/07/06 at 15:54 -0400, Justin Pryzby wrote:
> Package: developers-reference
> Version: 3.3.7
> Severity: normal
> Also of interest is the apt-cache program from the apt package. When
> invoked as apt-cache showpkg package, the program will show details
> for package, including reverse depends. 
> There is, however, apt-cache rdepends, and apt-rdepends (separate
> package), and grep-dctrl, which are how I'd go about looking for such
> things.

Hi Justin,

I'm not sure I understand your bug correctly.

Do you mean that 5.9.2 should mention a way to find a list of
reverse build-depends? (ie packages that b-dep on a specific binary

If so, I think that the following patch fixes this bug:
--- a/pkgs.dbk
+++ b/pkgs.dbk
@@ -1258,7 +1258,9 @@ role="package">apt</systemitem> package.
 showpkg <replaceable>package</replaceable></literal>, the program will show
 details for <replaceable>package</replaceable>, including reverse depends.
 Other useful programs include <literal>apt-cache rdepends</literal>,
-<command>apt-rdepends</command> and <command>grep-dctrl</command>.  Removal of
+<command>apt-rdepends</command>, <command>build-rdeps</command> (in the
+<systemitem role="package">devscripts</systemitem> package) and
+<command>grep-dctrl</command>.  Removal of
 orphaned packages is discussed on &email-debian-qa;.
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -1,6 +1,8 @@
 developers-reference (3.4.0) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
   * Update Vcs-* fields after DDP's SVN restructuring.
+  * build-rdeps allows to list reverse build-dependencies.
+    Closes: #376582.
  -- Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>  Sun, 02 Mar 2008 11:24:38 +0100
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