On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 23:09 +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
rc040203(a)freenet.de (Ralf Corsepius) writes:
> This renders "apt-get source" and "apt-get build-dep"
> to fedora.us hosted apt-repositories and therefore voids at least
> these aspects where apt is superior to yum.
Although I love apt for its powerful configuration, I have to admit that
'apt-get build-dep' is not very usefully in the rpm-world:
* it detects only the requirements which were used to build the src.rpm,
but not the deps which will be required
True, but ???
apt-get build-deps is useful for chasing bugs in rpms, e.g. when having
notices something suspicious when using a binary rpm and trying to fix
1. Use a binary rpm, notice a problem.
2. su; apt-get build-dep <package>
3. apt-get source <package>
4. rpm -U <package>.src.rpm
5. edit <package>.spec|<package>
6. rpmbuild -ba <package>
Edit and rebuild the package. As run-time deps of the binary rpm and
build-time deps of the package do not necessarily have to match, this is
* extending functionality is a non-trivial task, a the dep-resolving
should happen as non-root while the final package removal/installation
must happen as root
Also true, but ... using a simple chroot is sufficient for