apt-get build-depis not a proper solution for me for two reasons:
- It marks the packages as automatically installed (at least, last time I checked, it did), which does not play nice with
aptitude, who wants to remove them immediately. Marking them manually installed would not be a solution either (since I would not remember why I did install them).
- It does not work for package whose build-deps changed since the last upload (or that were never uploaded).
As I'm starting to work on vegastrike, who's in great need of tender care, I though time had to find a more decent solution. The answer is mk-build-deps, a small Perl script that takes a control file or a package name and uses
equivs to create a dummy package depending on its build-deps. Pretty useful (for me at least). Maybe it would be worth including in the
devscipts package ?