[aur-general] Easy way to find out package dependencies

Daniel Micay danielmicay at gmail.com
Sun Mar 3 03:59:30 EST 2013

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM, oliver <oliver at first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> is there an easy way to find out, which package dependencies
> a package has?
> Say, i want to write the PKGBUILD for a package,
> and the compilation on my system (.7configure/cmake and make)
> does work without problems.
> Then I don't get a message about missing libraries.
> So, it's easy to compile the stuff, but needs some
> effort to find out the dependencies.
> Possibly with ldd the linked stuff can be found out,
> but the library names not necessarily are the same as
> the names of the package that provide these libraries.
> So, it may need some effort to find out the packages.
> Is there an easy way to find out the package names?
> Maybe someone already has written a script that
> reverse-lookups the package names from ldd-output?
> Any ideas on that?
> Ciao,
>    Oliver

You can install devtools and use extra-{x86_64,i686}-build instead of
directly using makepkg, which will build in a Linux container and
won't let you miss any dependencies.

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