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which-pkg-broke-build - find which package might have broken another package's build
which-pkg-broke-build [.] which-pkg-broke-build <source-directory> which-pkg-broke-build <source-package>
The which-pkg-broke-build program will retrieve a list of all (recursive) build- dependencies of the named package sorted by the time they were installed on the system (as determined from the mtime information of /var/lib/dpkg/info/*.list . This tool allows a package developer to obtain information that might correlate installation of package build-dependencies with a package build breakage in order to find which build-dependency update might be responsible for the breakage.
If there's a parameter and it's an existing directory, which-pkg-broke-build assumes that this is an unpacked Debian source package and looks for its build-dependencies. If there's a parameter and it's not an existing directory, which-pkg-broke-build assumes that it's a source package name and looks for that source package's build-dependencies. If there's no parameter, which-pkg-broke-build assumes that the current directory contains an unpacked Debian source package and looks for its build-dependencies.
which-pkg-broke-build is horribly slow and inefficient as it calls which-pkg-broke once for each explicit build-dependency (and once for the package build-essential). It hence checks packages which are dependencies of multiple explicit build-dependencies also multiple times.
which-pkg-broke-build was written by Axel Beckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>