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Re: I made a script for auto. creating build-depends


At Wed, 26 Jul 2000 01:17:41 +0200,
Christian Hammers <ch@westend.com> wrote:

> After the recent questions how to automatically create a list
> of packages that belong to the build dependencies line I've wrote 
> a perl script, that reads the file generated by
> 	# strace -f -F -e trace=file -o /tmp/trace debuild
> and produces a list like:
> 	binutils (>=
> 	cpp (>= 1:2.95.2-6)
> 	debhelper (>= 2.0.82)
> 	dpkg-dev (>= 1.6.9)
> 	file (>= 3.28-1)
> 	gcc (>= 1:2.95.2-6)
> It takes essential packages and the build-essentials list into account.

As Ben Collins already pointed out, strace can't follow child process's

BTW, "auto-apt debuild", which is in auto-apt package in woody, will 
produce better estimation of build dependencies.  It's not too difficult
to get perfect build dependencies.  For instance, since auto-apt uses 
LD_PRELOAD tricks,  it can't follow setuid executable, but it's rare 
case, I think.  It didn't take essential packages and package versions
into account, but I'll fix it in the future.

Fumitoshi UKAI

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