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commit 4d8d1a264e477a80b25eda9b95a3d8b7b220879b
Author: gregor herrmann <>
Date:   Wed Jan 25 19:07:06 2017 +0100

    dh-make-perl(1): add paragraph about dependency tracking
    and required packages/files to POD.
    Closes: #851136
 dh-make-perl | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/dh-make-perl b/dh-make-perl
index 067197f..38707ca 100755
--- a/dh-make-perl
+++ b/dh-make-perl
@@ -358,8 +358,7 @@ on each of them, recursively.
 =item B<--requiredeps>
-Fail if a dependency Perl package was not found (dependency tracking
-requires the apt-file package installed and updated)
+Fail if a dependency Perl package was not found.
 =item B<--source-format> I<format>
@@ -406,6 +405,13 @@ Specifies the version of the resulting package.
+For mapping upstream build, test, and runtime requirements to build and
+runtime dependencies on Debian packages, B<dh-make-perl> can use APT's
+F<Contents> files, if L<apt-file(1)> is installed, and additionally
+F</var/lib/dpkg/available>, if C<libdpkg-parse-perl> is installed.
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