BUILD-RDEPS

Section: (1)
Updated: 2016-07-25
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

build-rdeps package  

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

-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 omitted.
--distribution
Select another distribution, which is searched for build-depends.
--only-main
Ignore contrib and non-free
--exclude-component
Ignore the given component (e.g. main, contrib, non-free).
--origin
Restrict the search to only the specified origin (such as ``Debian'').
-m, --print-maintainer
Print the value of the maintainer field for each package.
-d, --debug
Run the debug mode
--help
Show the usage information.
--version
Show the version information.
 

REQUIREMENTS

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 tool.  

LICENSE

This code is copyright by Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>, 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.  

AUTHOR

Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
REQUIREMENTS
LICENSE
AUTHOR