dpkg-genbuilddeps - generate a list of packages used to build this
dpkg-genbuilddeps [arg ...]
This program is a wrapper around dpkg-depcheck(1). It should be run
from the top of a Debian build tree. It calls dpkg-buildpackage with
any arguments given on the command line, and by tracing the execution
of this, it determines which non-essential packages were used during
the package building. This can be useful in determining what the
Build-Depends control fields should contain. It does not determine
which packages were used for the arch independent parts of the build
and which for the arch dependent parts, not does it attempt to
determine which versions of packages are required. It should be able
to run under fakeroot rather than being run as root, as fakeroot dpkg-
genbuilddeps, or dpkg-genbuilddeps -rfakeroot.
This program requires the build-essential package to be installed. If
it is not, please use dpkg-depcheck directly, with a command such as
dpkg-depcheck --all dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -b -rfakeroot ...
All this program itself does is essentially to run the command:
dpkg-depcheck -b dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -b -rfakeroot [arg ...]
The Debian Policy Manual, sections on Build-Depends etc., dpkg-
depcheck(1) and fakeroot(1).
The original dpkg-genbuilddeps was written by Ben Collins
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. The current version is a simple wrapper around
dpkg-depcheck written by Bill Allombert <email@example.com>. This
manual page was written by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.