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       sbuild-setup - sbuild setup procedure


       sbuild  uses chroots to build packages within, to provide a minimal and
       consistent build environment.  This man page describes the procedure to
       create  a chroot by hand using debootstrap.  These are only guidelines;
       depending upon the setup required, several of the steps may be  omitted


       Simply  running  sbuild-createchroot  will  perform all the setup steps
       described in  detail  below.   See  the  section  “sbuild-createchroot”
       below, as well as sbuild-createchroot(1).


       This  guide  sets  up  a lenny chroot on a powerpc machine.  Adjust the
       names for other suites and architectures.

   1. Run debootstrap to create the chroot
       # mkdir -p /srv/chroot/lenny

       The author has each chroot as  a  separate  LVM  logical  volume  (LV).
       Create and mount an LV here if required:

       # lvcreate -L 4G -n lenny_chroot -Z y hda_vg

       Add  to /etc/fstab and mount (see next section for full fstab example).
       Finally, run debootstrap to create the chroot:

       #     debootstrap     --variant=buildd     lenny      /srv/chroot/lenny

   2. Set up additional mounts
       An example /etc/fstab:

       /dev//hda_vg/lenny_chroot \
                     /srv/chroot/lenny              ext3    defaults   0   2
       /dev/pts      /srv/chroot/lenny/dev/pts      none    rw,bind    0   0
       tmpfs         /srv/chroot/lenny/dev/shm      tmpfs   defaults   0   0
       proc          /srv/chroot/lenny/proc         proc    defaults   0   0
       /dev/hda_vg/home \
                     /srv/chroot/lenny/home         ext3    quota      0   0
       /tmp          /srv/chroot/lenny/tmp          none    rw,bind    0   0
       /etc/passwd   /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/passwd   none    ro,bind    0   0
       /etc/shadow   /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/shadow   none    ro,bind    0   0
       /etc/group    /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/group    none    ro,bind    0   0
       /etc/resolv.conf \
                     /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/resolv.conf \
                                                    none    ro,bind    0   0

       If the bind mountpoints don’t exist in the chroot, touch them:

       # touch /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/resolv.conf

       Next, mount them all.

       Depending  on  your kernel version and security considerations, you may
       wish to do this part slightly differently.  With  a  Linux  kernel,  at
       least   version   2.6   is   required   for  bind  mounts,  and  devpts
       (CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS) for /dev/pts.  Other guides recommend copying  the
       files, but this method keeps them up-to-date at no cost.

       If  using  sbuild  with  schroot,  passwd,  shadow,  group, gshadow and
       resolv.conf can be updated automatically at the start of each build, so
       no  action  is required here.  schroot can also automatically mount all
       of the extra filesystems, so all the other mounts may be omitted.

       To disable networking, don’t bind mount  /etc/resolv.conf.   This  will
       prevent  APT  from  working  inside  the  chroot,  but prevents package
       building from having working network access (no nameservers).

   3. Edit sources.list
       Create or edit /srv/chroot/lenny/etc/apt/sources.list, and add all  the
       APT  sources  required  to  obtain  binary and source packages for your
       chosen distribution:

       deb lenny/updates main
       deb-src lenny/updates main

       deb lenny main
       deb-src lenny main

   4. Configure dchroot or schroot
       This is entirely optional, but will make the chroot environment  easier
       to access and administer.

       For dchroot, add the following line to /etc/dchroot.conf:

       lenny /srv/chroot/lenny

       For schroot, add the a group to /etc/schroot/schroot.conf, for example:

       description=Debian lenny (stable)

   5. Log into chroot
       # dchroot -c lenny


       $ schroot -c lenny -u root

   6. Set up packages for sbuild
       While running as root inside the chroot:

       # apt-get update
       # apt-get dist-upgrade
       # apt-get install debconf
       # dpkg-reconfigure -plow debconf

       Answer the debconf questions as follows:

              choose 6/Noninteractive

              choose 1/Critical

       You only  need  to  run  dpkg-reconfigure  if  you  weren’t  asked  the
       questions  during  the  debconf  install.   Next,  install the packages
       required for building packages:

       # apt-get install debfoster fakeroot build-essential
       # apt-get install makedev
       # cd /dev/
       # /sbin/MAKEDEV generic
       # touch /etc/mtab

       For some security, we don’t bind mount /dev, so it  can’t  access  e.g.
       USB devices

   7. sbuild setup
       While running as root inside the chroot:

       # mkdir /build
       # chown root:sbuild /build
       # chmod 02775 /build
       # mkdir -p /var/lib/sbuild/srcdep-lock
       # chown -R root:sbuild /var/lib/sbuild
       # chmod -R 02775 /var/lib/sbuild

       Note  that  when  using  sbuild with schroot, this setup is done at the
       start of each build, so is not required here.

   8. Finished
       Congratulations!   You  should  now  have  a   fully   configured   and
       operational chroot.


       This  script will automatically perform a number of the steps described
       above, including:

       ·      Running debootstrap.

       ·      Setting up APT sources in /etc/apt/sources.list.

       ·      Setting up a minimal /etc/passwd

       ·      Setting up /build and /var/lib/sbuild with appropriate ownership
              and permissions.

       After  it  has  done  this,  you do still need to do some manual setup,
       completing the steps it missed out above, for example.


   1. Group membership
       As root, run:

       # sbuild-adduser user

       Alternatively, add the user to the sbuild group by hand:

       # adduser user sbuild

   2. ~/.sbuildrc
       Configure the user’s ~/.sbuildrc:

       $ cp /usr/share/doc/sbuild/examples/example.sbuildrc ~user/.sbuildrc

       Edit to set the correct mail address to send  log  files  to,  and  the
       correct maintainer name and/or uploader name.

   3. Build directories
       Create  directories  to contain packages and log files.  (.sbuildrc may
       have configured different locations; the default build directory is the
       current directory, and the default $log_dir is ~/logs):

       $ mkdir ~/logs

   4. Chroot setup
       Chroot setup is handled automatically by schroot.

   5. Finished
       The user should now be able to run sbuild.

       $ sbuild ...


       Roger Leigh.


       Copyright © 2005-2006  Roger Leigh <>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published  by  the
       Free  Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.


       debootstrap(1), sbuild(1), sbuild-adduser(1), sbuild-createchroot(1).