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       build-rdeps - find packages that depend on a specific package to build
       (reverse build depends)


       build-rdeps package


       build-rdeps searches for all packages that build-depend on the
       specified package.


       -u --update
           Run apt-get update before searching for build-depends.

       -s --sudo
           Use sudo when running apt-get update. Has no effect if -u is

           Select another distribution, which is searched for build-depends.

           Ignore contrib and non-free

           Ignore the given component (e.g. main, contrib, non-free).

           Restrict the search to only the specified origin (such as

       -m --print-maintainer
           Print the value of the maintainer field for each package.

       -d --debug
           Run the debug mode

           Show the usage information.

           Show the version information.


       The tool requires apt Sources files to be around for the checked
       components.  In the default case this means that in /var/lib/apt/lists
       files need to be around for main, contrib and non-free.

       In practice this means one needs to add one deb-src line for each
       component, e.g.

       deb-src http://<mirror>/debian <dist> main contrib non-free

       and run apt-get update afterwards or use the update option of this


       This code is copyright by Patrick Schoenfeld <>,
       all rights reserved.  This program comes with ABSOLUTELEY NO WARRANTY.
       You are free to redistribute this code under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License, version 2 or later.


       Patrick Schoenfeld <>