Taken from Ubuntu dependencies page:

Resolving dependencies on Debian-like systems (using apt-get)

One of the easiest ways to obtain all packages necessary to build a certain package is using the build-dep feature of apt-get: As root, run:

# apt-get build-dep ffado

This will install most of what is needed to build libffado.

acspike noted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 22:32 that you need to add "build-essential" to the list of dependencies.

Debian Squeeze (testing)

Dependency Runtime package Build package
libxml++2 libxml++2.6c2a libxml++2.6-dev
libraw1394 libraw1394-8 librwa1394-dev
libiec61883 libiec61883-0 libiec61883-dev
libavc1394 libavc1394-0 libavc1394-dev
dbus-1 libdbus-1-3 libdbus-1-dev
expat libexpat1 libexpat1-dev
Qt libqt3-mt libqt3-mt-dev
PyQt? python-qt3 pyqt-tools
PyQt? python-qt4 pyqt4-tools-dev (for svn unstable trunk)
dbus-python python-dbus
jackd libjack0 libjack-dev
qjackctl qjackctl
scons scons
dbus-xml2cpp libdbus-c++-dev
libconfig++ libconfig++8-dev