Provided by: devscripts_2.14.1_amd64 bug


       mk-build-deps - build a package satisfying a package's build-dependencies


       mk-build-deps --help|--version

       mk-build-deps [options] control file | package name ...


       Given a package name and/or control file, mk-build-deps will use equivs to generate a
       binary package which may be installed to satisfy all the build dependencies of the given

       If --build-dep and/or --build-indep are given, then the resulting binary package(s) will
       depend solely on the Build-Depends/Build-Depends-Indep dependencies, respectively.


       -i, --install
           Install the generated packages and its build-dependencies.

       -t, --tool
           When installing the generated package use the specified tool.  (default: apt-get

       -r, --remove
           Remove the package file after installing it. Ignored if used without the --install

       -a foo, --arch foo
           If the source package has architecture-specific build dependencies, produce a package
           for architecture foo, not for the system architecture. (If the source package does not
           have architecture-specific build dependencies, the package produced is always for the
           pseudo-architecture all.)

       -B, --build-dep
           Generate a package which only depends on the source package's Build-Depends

       -A, --build-indep
           Generate a package which only depends on the source package's Build-Depends-Indep

       -h, --help
           Show a summary of options.

       -v, --version
           Show version and copyright information.

       -s, --root-cmd
           Use the specified tool to gain root privileges before installing.  Ignored if used
           without the --install switch.


       mk-build-deps is copyright by Vincent Fourmond and was modified for the devscripts package
       by Adam D. Barratt <>.

       This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  You are free to redistribute this code
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.