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       dpkg-genbuilddeps - generate a list of packages used to build this package


       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 ...]


       dpkg-depcheck(1), fakeroot(1)

       The Debian Policy Manual, sections on Build-Depends etc.


       The original dpkg-genbuilddeps was written  by  Ben  Collins  <>.   The
       current  version  is  a  simple  wrapper  around  dpkg-depcheck  written by Bill Allombert
       <>.  This manual page was written by Julian Gilbey <>.