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Build dependencies can be defined with the Build-Depends. This is used in source packages only. At this point we do not very well handle this field. We intend to delete it from all packages unless you are building a source package.

Note that the Depends also applies as the source dependencies (it is cumulative.) In most cases the Build-Depends will include packages such as wpkg-dev which you do not install by default.

The syntax is the same as the Depends field: name of the dependency, version between parenthesis, architecture between square brackets, multiple dependencies can appear separated by commas.

  • 1. Kept in Source Packages only.