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Re: pbuilder and ${shlibs:Depends}

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 04:46:00PM +0200, Panayiotis Karabassis wrote:
> Hi, I have a question regarding pbuilder.
> My Debian package uses ${shlibs:Depends} in its Depends field.
> However, in a pbuilder environment not all dependencies are installed,
> and hence ${shlibs:Depends} does not expand to *all* real dependencies.

*Build* dependancies are not automatically guessed, you need to provide
explicit Build-Depends so that pbuilder installs them.

{shlibs:Depends} is to be used to produce dependancies for binary packages.
> My question is: how do I add the missing dependencies?
> a) Put them in Build-Depends so dpkg-shlibdeps can find them? (ugly)
> b) Drop ${shlibs:Depends} and list them manually?
> c) Something else?


Simon Paillard

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