Create .deb package - can't get dependencies

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http://stackoverflow.com – I am trying to create a simple .deb package by following a wonderful tutorial, and my problem is that when I try to get the dependencies of the package by executing this command: dpkg-depcheck -d ./configure I get this error: strace: ./configure: command not found Running strace failed (command line: strace -e trace=open,execve -f -q -o /tmp/depchqCdeiv ./configure which I don't understand. Do you have any idea about what could be causing this? This on Ubuntu 12.04. (HowTos)