How to report bug in build-deps?

Patton Echols p.echols at
Sat Sep 10 23:12:37 UTC 2011

On 09/10/2011 09:16 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 10 September 2011 16:41, Bruce Pieterse<octoquadza at>  wrote:
>> --
>> Bruce
>> On Sep 10, 2011 5:20 PM, "Colin Law"<clanlaw at>  wrote:
>>> When one does
>>> sudo apt-get build-dep<some_app>
>>> it should install all the packages to allow that app to be built.  How
>>> do I report a bug in the build dependencies list for an app (there are
>>> some deps missing).
>>> Do I just report it against the app itself?
>>> Google has failed me, or perhaps more accurately I have failed to
>>> persuade google to help.
>> Hi Colin,
>> What application are you trying to install and what does apt-get say for the
>> dependencies?
> I think you have misunderstood my problem.  I am not attempting to
> install an app, but install the *build* dependencies for the app, and
> the build dependencies have missing packages.  So I want to report
> that as a bug.

I am far from an expert, and can't even tell you where to look.  But I 
see this as a logic problem.

the build-dep switch reads the <some-app> source, finds the dependencies 
and installs them, right?

One of two things is going on.  Either the source correctly lists the 
missing packages as dependencies and build-dep is missing them, or the 
source does not correctly list them.  It seems to me you need to figure 
out which.

Someone with more knowledge of how such things work may give a better 

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