I'm trying to build an application from source on a Debian machine; the source code includes a '
debian' directory with all the files required to build the package (control/rules etc.).
When I run
dpkg-buildpackage, it fails because I don't have the required dependencies. OK.
So, I run
dpkg-checkbuilddeps, which gives me a very clear list of what the package dependencies are.
Am I now expected to verify the (parse-unfriendly) output of that tool manually? And then install each package myself? It seems insane to me to have such high quality tools that only get you 90% to your goal, so I must be doing something wrong.
How might I get from
dpkg-checkbuilddeps to 'done'?