get-build-deps(1) install build dependencies for one or more packages


get-build-deps [package name]


get-build-deps is a script to install the build dependencies for either a local source package or one or more packages from the repositories.

In order to obtain all missing build dependencies for a package on which source you are currently working, just run this script without any argument, and it'll read its debian/control file to determine the missing build dependencies.

Alternatively, you can call it with a list of space-separated package names, or the name of a single file which contains the package names each on a line. Then it will install the missing dependencies for those packages using "apt-get build-dep".


Looks for a debian/control file in the current working directory and installs the dependencies listed there.
get-build-deps geany
Installs the build dependencies for the version of geany that's in the repositories.
get-build-deps geany epiphany-browser rhythmbox
Same as the previous example but also with the dependencies for epiphany-browser and rhythmbox.
get-build-deps ./package_list.txt
Reads the file package_list.txt (relative to the current working directory), where each line contains the name of a package, and installs the dependencies for the versions of all those that are in the repositories.


When it's being used to install the missing dependencies for a local source package (i.e., no arguments are passed to it) it doesn't check for the dependencies to match the indicated versions, but just installs the newest one available in the repositories.


get-build-deps and this manual page have been written by Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals <[email protected]>. They are released under the GNU General Public License, version 3 or later.