I'd like to find out which packages
sudo apt-get build-dep <package>
would install (if I already got some dependencies installed, I'd also like to see those → so running or simulating the above is not enough). Command line preferred.
For a full list of dependencies, including the dependencies' dependencies, you can use:
The command may remind you to install
You can use the following command to only show the ones that are not installed:
Note: This will generate a massive list.
If you only want to see the packages that are required to build the topmost package, i.e. what do I need to install to build nautilus, run:
This is roughly equivalent to Carsten Thiel's answer (
This also shows packages that are installed. But it may also show packages that are installed by default. Unfortunately, neither method is much help when you're trying to clean up your system after running apt-get build-dep. As far as I know, there isn't a reliable method of finding which ones were installed except from looking at the apt log file at