deps - How to install build dependencies directly from the debian/control file?



mk-build-deps (1)

I have a Debian source package, it contains a standard debian/control file, which lists a "Build-Depends:" field.

How can I install those build depends without a lot copy and paste?

The package is not in Debian repository. So apt-get build-dep won't work.


Try mk-build-deps from devscripts package.

mk-build-deps --install <controfile>

PS: Make sure you have package equivs installed also.