How to report bug in build-deps?

Bruce Pieterse octoquadza at
Sun Sep 11 09:45:13 UTC 2011

On 11/09/2011 01:12, Patton Echols wrote:
> 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 
> answer.
I'll be honest, I'm no expert to. lol. You can install gnucash with sudo 
apt-get install gnucash. Is there a reason why you are building it from 
source when it is already in repo?

Bruce Pieterse

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