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NAME

       flatpak-build-init - Initialize a build directory

SYNOPSIS

       flatpak build-init [OPTION...] DIRECTORY APPNAME SDK RUNTIME [BRANCH]

DESCRIPTION

       Initializes a directory for building an application.  DIRECTORY is the name of the
       directory.  APPNAME is the application id of the app that will be built.  SDK and RUNTIME
       specify the sdk and runtime that the application should be built against and run in.

       The result of this command is that a metadata file is created inside the given directory.
       Additionally, empty files and var subdirectories are created.

       It is an error to run build-init on a directory that has already been initialized as a
       build directory.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Show help options and exit.

       --arch=ARCH
           The architecture to use.

       -v, --var=RUNTIME
           Initialize var from the named runtime.

       -w, --writable-sdk
           Initialize /usr with a copy of the sdk, which is writable during flatpak build. This
           can be used if you need to install build tools in /usr during the build. This is
           stored in the usr subdirectory of the app dir, but will not be part of the final app.

       --tag=TAG
           Add a tag to the metadata file. This option can be used multiple times.

       --sdk-extension=EXTENSION
           When using --writable-sdk, in addition to the sdk, also install the specified
           extension. This option can be used multiple times.

       --extension=NAME=VARIABLE[=VALUE]
           Add extension point info.

       --sdk-dir
           Specify a custom subdirectory to use instead of usr for --writable-sdk.

       --update
           Re-initialize the sdk and var, don't fail if already initialized.

       --base=APP
           Initialize the application with files from another specified application.

       --base-version=VERSION
           Specify the version to use for --base. If not specified, will default to "master".

       --base-extension=EXTENSION
           When using --base, also install the specified extension from the app. This option can
           be used multiple times.

       --type=TYPE
           This can be used to build different types of things. The default is "app" which is a
           regular app, but "runtime" creates a runtime based on an existing runtime, and
           "extension" creates an extension for an app or runtime.

       --extension-tag=EXTENSION_TAG
           If building an extension, the tag to use when searching for the mount point of the
           extension.

       --verbose
           Print debug information during command processing.

       --ostree-verbose
           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

EXAMPLES

       $ flatpak build-init /build/my-app org.gnome.Sdk org.gnome.Platform 3.16

SEE ALSO

       flatpak(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-export(1)