Builddep Command


dnf5 builddep [options] [<package>...]


Install missing dependencies for building an RPM package.


Build dependencies in a source package (i.e. src.rpm) might be different than you would expect because dependencies were evaluated according macros set on the package build host.



Allow erasing of installed packages to resolve dependencies resolution problems.


Allow skipping build dependencies not available in repositories. All available build dependencies will be installed.

-D "macro expr", --define="macro expr"

Define a rpm macro. Set the value “expr” to the macro “macro” when parsing spec files. Does not apply for source rpm files.



Either path to .src.rpm, .nosrc.rpm or .spec file or package available in a repository.


dnf builddep foobar.spec

Install the needed build requirements, defined in the foobar.spec file.

dnf builddep foobar-1.0-1.src.rpm

Install the needed build requirements, defined in the foobar-1.0-1.src.rpm file.

dnf builddep foobar-1.0-1

Look up foobar-1.0-1 in enabled repositories and install build requirements for its source rpm.

dnf builddep -D 'scl python27' python-foobar.spec

Install the needed build requirements for the python27 SCL version of python-foobar.