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check build dependencies and conflicts


dpkg-checkbuilddeps [option...] [control-file]

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This program checks the installed packages in the system against the build dependencies and build conflicts listed in the control file. If any are not met, it displays them and exits with a nonzero return code.

By default, debian/control is read, but an alternate control filename may be specified on the command line.



Change the location of the dpkg database. The default location is /var/lib/dpkg.


Ignore Build-Depends-Arch and Build-Conflicts-Arch lines. Use when only arch-indep packages will be built, or combine with -B when only a source package is to be built.


Ignore Build-Depends-Indep and Build-Conflicts-Indep lines. Use when only arch-dep packages will be built, or combine with -A when only a source package is to be built.

-d build-depends-string

Use the given build dependencies/conflicts instead of those contained in the debian/control file.

-a arch

Check build dependencies/conflicts assuming that the package described in the control file is to be built for the given host architecture instead of the architecture of the current system.

-?, --help

Show the usage message and exit.


Show the version and exit.

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