How to report bug in build-deps?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Sep 11 09:51:14 UTC 2011

On 11 September 2011 10:45, Bruce Pieterse <octoquadza at> wrote:
> 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?

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