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[README] paragraph on build dependencies

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@@ -6,6 +6,20 @@ Rakudo Perl is Copyright (C) 2008-2009, The Perl Foundation.
Rakudo Perl is distributed under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.
For more details, see the full text of the license in the file LICENSE.
+=head2 Build requirements
+
+For building Rakudo you need a C compiler, a C<make> utility, a Perl 5
+compiler, version 5.8 or newere, the C<icu> library
+(L<http://site.icu-project.org/>) and the C<svn>
+command from Subversion.
+
+For example on Debian GNU/Linux you can install those with the command
+
+ apitude install build-essential libicu36-dev subversion
+
+(Perl is installed by default already). To enable parallel testing you
+also need the CPAN module L<Test::Harness> in version 3.16 or newer.
+
=head2 Building and invoking Rakudo
Because Rakudo is under rapid development, we generally recommend
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