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       pdebuild - pbuilder way of doing debuild


       pdebuild [pdebuild options] -- [pbuilder options]


       A  convenience  program  for  pbuilder  which  invokes  pbuilder  after
       obtaining appropriate root privilege in a Debian source directory.  One
       must be inside the source tree containing the debian directory.

       By      default,      build      log      file     is     stored     in


       The first option is always the operation to be done.  It is followed by
       options  of  the  form  --option  name  which  modify  the semantics as
       explained below.  They are applied from left to right, and when options
       conflict, the rightmost options take effect.

       --buildsourceroot [fakeroot]
              The  command  used  to  gain  root  privilege for invoking dpkg-

       --pbuilderroot [sudo]
              The command used to gain root privilege for invoking pbuilder.

       --pbuildersatisfydepends [/usr/lib/pbuilder/pbuilder-satisfydepends]
              The command used to satisfy (i.e. install) build-dependencies.


              Invoke debsign at the end of pdebuild process.

       --debsign-k [key-id]
              Pass -k option to debsign to specify which key-id to sign  with.

       --buildresult [Directory for build results]

              The place where the build result is stored.

              Note  that  for pdebuild, buildresult needs to be specified as a
              pdebuild option on the command-line, not as a pbuilder option.

              Note that the default value for buildresult is what  is  defined
              for pbuilder, which is /var/cache/pbuilder/result and not ..

       --configfile [Extra config file to use]

              The configuration file is used, and passed on to pbuilder.

       --debbuildopts [options to pass to dpkg-buildpackage]

              The   space-delimited  list  of  options  are  passed  to  dpkg-
              buildpackage.    This   option   overrides    pbuilder    option

              Multiple options are delimited with spaces.

              Note  that for pdebuild, debbuildopts needs to be specified as a
              pdebuild option in the command-line, not as a pbuilder option.

              Uses a different implementation of pdebuild, which  calls  clean
              and build inside the chroot, using bind-mounts.

              pdebuild-internal  tries  to  run  debian/rules clean inside the
              chroot.  To do so, the working directory is passed on inside the
              chroot, in the form of bind-mounting and debuild is run.

              This  option  will  not  protect  the  working directory and its
              parent directories from the build scripts.

       --logfile [file to log]
              Specifies the build logfile to create.  The  messages  generated
              during  execution  will  be  written  to  the  file,  as well as
              standard output.

       --pbuilder [pbuilder]
              Specifies which command to invoke as pbuilder.

       --help  Show a brief help message.

       -- [pbuilder options]

              After the -- symbol, an arbitrary number of pbuilder options can
              be specified.  See pbuilder(8) for a full list of options.

              There is an exception that --buildresult and --debbuildopts need
              to be specified as pdebuild options before the -- in order to be


              The configuration file for pbuilder, used in pdebuild.

              The default configuration file for pbuilder, used in pdebuild.

              Configuration file for pbuilder, used in pdebuild.  It overrides



              $ pwd
              $ ls debian/rules
              $ pdebuild
              W: /home/dancer/.pbuilderrc does not exist
              dpkg-buildpackage: source package is cowdancer
              dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 0.26
              dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Junichi Uekawa <>
              dpkg-buildpackage: source version without epoch 0.26
               fakeroot debian/rules clean
              rm -f build-stamp configure-stamp
              /usr/bin/make clean
              make[1]: Entering directory ‘/home/dancer/DEBIAN/cowdancer/cowdancer’
              rm -f *~ *.o *.lo cow-shell cowbuilder
              make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/home/dancer/DEBIAN/cowdancer/cowdancer’
               dpkg-source -b cowdancer
              dpkg-source: warning: source directory ‘./cowdancer’ is not <sourcepackage>-<upstreamversion> ‘cowdancer-0.26’
              dpkg-source: building cowdancer in cowdancer_0.26.tar.gz


       pdebuild will accept all options  that  pbuilder  accepts  as  pdebuild
       option.   However,  unless the option is documented in the manual page,
       it may be ignored.


       Initial  coding  and  main  maintenance  is  done  by  Junichi   Uekawa

       The homepage is


       /usr/share/doc/pbuilder/pbuilder-doc.html, pbuilder(8), pbuilderrc(5)