How to report bug in build-deps?

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Sep 11 12:03:32 UTC 2011

On 11 September 2011 12:14, sktsee <sktseer at> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:16:18 +0100, 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.
>> It is not relevant to my question but the app I am trying to build is
>> gnucash and the missing packages are libtool swig libgtkhtml3.14-19
>> libgtkhtml3.14-dev and libenchant-dev
>> --
> The build-deps have changed for gnucash since maverick. Gtkhtml has been
> replaced with Webkit. Swig is not needed because gnucash is built from
> tarball and not from git or svn. Libenchant is a dependency of
> libwebkitgtk and not gnucash now. I'm not sure why libtool isn't needed
> for building, but I assume it's function may have been deprecated, or
> superseded by another tool.
> To answer your question, though, you would file the bug against the
> gnucash package version under the Ubuntu release it appears in. However,
> if you are trying to build a version of gnucash that is not in the repos
> of the Ubuntu version that you're using, then you'll be on your own in
> figuring out the dependencies. Build-dep only pulls in the packages needed
> to build the particular version of the application for the particular
> Ubuntu release it shipped with.

OK, I understand.  I am actually building the latest git version so
that explains some of the issues.  I did need to install gtkhtml
though, but I will have a look to see why that was necessary.

I will mark the bug as invalid



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