Edos-builddebcheck - Check satisfiability of Debian package build-
edos-builddebcheck [option] ... Packagefile Sourcepackagefile
edos-builddebcheck reads a set of Debian package descriptions from the
file Packagefile, each of which is in the format of deb-control(5), and
a set of source package descriptions from the file Sourcepackagefile.
All packages described in the file Packagefile must have the same value
of their Architecture (if it is different from all).
For instance, the Packages and Sources files as found on a Debian
mirror server, or in the directory /var/lib/apt/lists/ of a Debian
system, are suitable as input files.
edos-builddebcheck verifies for every of the source packages (from
Sourcepackagefile) whether its build-dependencies, build-indep-
dependencies and build-conflicts can be satisfied from the binary
packages provided in Packagefile. Only build-relations that apply to
the architecture (see below on how the architecture is determined) are
taken into account.
Note that this is not the same thing as checking whether a distribution
can be rebuild from scratch, for several reasons:
1. No actual compilation is taking place, this tool only does a static
analysis of package relationships.
2. The binary packages in Packages are not necessarily those that are
the result of the compilation of the source packages in
3. We do not check for cycles. For instance, suppose that we have
source packages a and b both generating one binary package of
respectively the same name, and that a build-depends on b and b build-
depends on a. Then we can not rebuild the set of packages from scratch
because of the cycle. However, if we already have binary packages a and
b then we can recompile both of them. Consequently, edos-builddebcheck
will not report an error in this case.
4. The underlying logical machine does a complete analysis of
alternatives, and might report satisfiability of constraints in case
actual tools (like apt) fail to find a solution.
Build-essential packages are ignored in unversioned build-dependencies.
The (architecture dependant) list of build-essential packages is read
from the configuration file. If that file is not available than an
architecture independent default value is used.
-a, --architecture architecture
Check for compilation on architecture. Usually it is not
necessary to specify the architecture since it can be derived
from the Packages file.
Add all explanations why build-dependencies are not satisfiable.
Without that option some of these explanations may be missing
from the output in case a source package build-depends on a
binary package that exists in Packagefile file but that edos-
debchecks finds not to be installable inside Packagefile.
Configuration file for edos-builddebcheck
Edos-builddebcheck has been written by Stefano Zacchiroli
<email@example.com> and Ralf Treinen <firstname.lastname@example.org>. It heavily
relies on edos-debcheck which has been written by Jerome Vouillon for
the EDOS project.