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       pbuilderrc - configuration files for personal package builder


       /etc/pbuilderrc contains default values used in the pbuilder program invocation.

       The  file itself is sourced by a shell script, so it is required that the file conforms to
       shell script conventions.


              Specify the location that the packages downloaded by apt should be cached.  Setting
              this value to "" will cause caching to be turned off.

              Specify  using  hard links in apt cache handling.  Changing this to no will disable
              hard linking and will copy the files.

              It is advised to set this to no if you are using user-mode-linux.

              Configures where the apt configuration files are copied  from.   By  default,  this
              value  is  empty, allowing the usual configuration options to take effect.  Setting
              this variable overrides other options.

       ARCHITECTURE=`dpkg --print-architecture`
              Specify the default distribution to use.   This  option  only  affects  when  doing
              pbuilder create

              Always run with --autocleanaptcache option.

              When this value is set to yes, pdebuild will invoke debsign command after building.

              Specifies  the  default  location  for  the archived chroot image to be created and
              used.  This is overridden with the option --basetgz.

              When this value is set, pbuilder will mount these directories using bind-mount.  Do
              not bind-mount /
              An Example:

              BINDMOUNTS="/home /mnt/test"

              The default place which the chroot is constructed.  pbuilder will use the directory
              $BUILDPLACE$$.  which means, that  it  will  use  the  directory  and  the  PID  to
              determine  the  directory  to  use.   This  should  obtain  an unique directory for
              concurrent runs of pbuilder in one machine.  This is not guaranteed  to  happen  on
              network  shared  drives,  so be aware of this fact when playing with this option on
              NFS    shared    beowulf    clusters.     Change    it    to     something     like
              /var/cache/pbuilder/build/$HOSTNAME/ when doing such a thing.

              pbuilder clean cleans up this directory.

              Specify  the  default directory which the build result will be copied over to after
              the building.

              Unlike --buildresult command-line option.  The path is not  canonicalized,  so  you
              should specify a full-path, not a relative path.

              Specifies where ccache will keep its cached compiler output.  If this is specified,
              ccache will be installed upon pbuilder create or pbuilder  update,  /usr/lib/ccache
              will  be  prepended  to the PATH, CCACHEDIR will be bind-mounted in the chroot, and
              CCACHE_DIR will be set to CCACHEDIR.  Note that files in CCACHEDIR are  chowned  to
              BUILDUSERID (1234 by default).


              Set  the UID and GID of the files built as result.  They probably need to be set to
              numeric UID values, so that it works the same inside the  chroot  and  outside  the

              If  sudo  is  used,  the  values specified by sudo is used.  They are SUDO_UID, and
              SUDO_GID.  The default value is 0

              This option is used on invocation of fakeroot for dpkg-buildpackage in pdebuild

              The uid to be used inside chroot.  It  should  ideally  not  collide  with  user-id
              outside the chroot, to avoid user inside chroot having access to processes owned by
              the user id outside the chroot.

              The user name of the user the build will run as.  Specifying this will  enable  the
              use of fakeroot inside pbuilder.

              Note  that  this  will  require  fakeroot  to  be  installed within the chroot, and
              fakeroot will  automatically  be  installed.   And  -rfakeroot  will  be  added  to

              Specify  the  default  distribution  components  to  use.   This  option  is space-
              delimited.   This  option  only  affects  when  doing  pbuilder  create   or   when
              --override-config is specified for pbuilder update option.

              Program  to  use for compression and decompression of the base.tgz.  The default is
              to use gzip, and any program that can be used for the --use-compress-program option
              of tar can be given.

              If set to "pigz", compression and decompression is gzip compatible but will use all
              available CPUs.

       export http_proxy=http://your-proxy:8080/
              Defines the proxy for http connection.

       export DEBIAN_BUILDARCH=athlon
              Uses this  variable  as  DEBIAN_BUILDARCH.   This  trick  can  be  used  for  other
              environmental variables as well.

              The  options given here will be passed on to dpkg-buildpackage.  This can be useful
              e.g. for  binary-only  builds.  The  command-line  option  --debbuildopts  will  be
              appended  to  any contents specified here but may also be used to reset the list of

              The default value is to build source and binary package.

       DEBOOTSTRAPOPTS=(                      '--variant=buildd'                      '--keyring'
       '/usr/share/keyrings/debian-archive-keyring.gpg' )
              When  this option is set to --variant=buildd pbuilder will invoke $DEBOOTSTRAP with
              --variant=buildd option, which results in debootstrap creating a minimal chroot for
              buildd  instead  of  trying  to create a minimal installation chroot.  --keyring is
              used to specify a keyring for debootstrap.

              Additional keyrings to  use  for  package  verification  with  apt,  not  used  for
              debootstrap  (use  $DEBOOTSTRAPOPTS ). Use this to add (local) signed repositories.
              By default the debian-archive-keyring package inside the chroot is used.

              Use this option to switch the implementation of debootstrap.  Known implementations
              of debootstrap are cdebootstrap and debootstrap

       DEBEMAIL=Maintainer Name <Mail@Address>
              If  this was specified, dpkg-buildpackage command will be passed with the necessary
              sponsorship option -mMaintainer Name <Mail@Address> on building.   Overridden  with
              --debemail  command-line  option.   The default configuration for pbuilder is empty
              for this value.

       export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
              Sets interactiveness of pbuilder run.  Setting this value to blank will  cause  the
              pbuilder  run to be interactive.  Change this value when noninteractive upgrades do
              not work.

              Specify the default distribution to use.   This  option  only  affects  when  doing
              pbuilder create or when --override-config is specified for pbuilder update option.

       EXTRAPACKAGES="ccache lintian XXX"
              Specifies  extra packages which the system should install in the chroot on pbuilder
              create.  This is a space-delimited list.  Also this is installed on pbuilder build

              Specifies the default location for the user hooks directory.   This  is  overridden
              with the option --hookdir.

              If  this is specified, hooks are searched for in the chroot, when running pbuilder.
              If it is not defined, or is an empty string, hooks are not executed.

              For details, see pbuilder(8)

              Specify the mirror site which contains the main Debian distribution.

              Note that you cannot really use file:/ kind of URL, because the location  needs  to
              be accessible from within the chroot.

       OTHERMIRROR=deb http://xxx/xxx/ ./ [| other deb lines... ]
              The lines which is added to the sources.list, delimited with | Like:
              deb http://local/mirror sid main|deb file:/usr/local/mirror ./

              The  deb  lines  here  are the ones that will appear at the top of the sources.list
              inside the chroot.  Be sure to follow the syntax rules of  sources.list(5).   These
              lines appear at the beginning of the constructed sources file, so this is the place
              to list your local mirror sites; apt will then use them in preference to  the  ones
              listed in MIRRORSITE .

              To  make  changes  on mirror site effective on update --override-config needs to be

              Specify what pbuilder implementation to use for pdebuild.  The  currently  possible
              values are pbuilder and cowbuilder
              The extension of filename used in pkgname-logfile option.

              Always  run  with  --pkgname-logfile  option,  and create a logfile named after the
              package name.

              This option is used on invocation of pbuilder build in pdebuild

              This option is used by various parts of pbuilder  to  satisfy  (i.e.  install)  the
              build-dependencies of a package.  There are four implementations:

              The  "experimental"  implementation,  "pbuilder-satisfydepends-experimental", which
              might be useful to pull packages from experimental or from repositories with a  low
              APT Pin Priority.

              The  "aptitude"  implementation,  which  will resolve build-dependencies and build-
              conflicts with aptitude which helps dealing with complex cases but does not support
              unsigned APT repositories.

              The "gdebi" implementation, which will resolve build-dependencies using gdebi tool,
              faster than classic implementation, and does not require installation  of  a  dummy
              package like the aptitude implementation.

              The  "classic"  implementation,  which  was  the original implementation used until

              The default is now "aptitude".

              Array of flags to give to pbuilder-satisfydepends.

              Allow untrusted (no key installed) and unsigned  repositories.   Warning:  Enabling
              this option may allow remote attackers to compromise the system.  Better use signed
              repositories and $APTKEYRINGS to add the key(s).

              Extra flags to give to apt-get.

              Extra flags to give to aptitude.

              Specify the packages to be removed on creation of  base.tgz  Leaving  lilo  in  the
              chroot is like keeping a timebomb...

              Sets timeout time.  Build will be stoped with SIGTERM after the set time.

              Whether to use DEVFS or not.

              Specify  yes  when  it is desired to mount /dev/pts interface. It is usually a good
              idea, since there are many software which fail miserably when there is no  /dev/pts
              being mounted.

              When  this  option  is  set  to yes pdebuild-internal implementation of pdebuild is

              Specify yes when it is desired to mount /proc interface. It is usually a good idea,
              since  there  are  many  software which fail miserably when there is no /proc being

              Array of additional files to copy out of the build area.


       Initial coding, and main maintenance is done by Junichi Uekawa <>.   User
       hooks code added by Dale Amon <>

       The homepage is available at


       /etc/pbuilderrc, $HOME/.pbuilderrc


       /usr/share/doc/pbuilder/pbuilder-doc.html, cowbuilder(8), pbuilder(8), pdebuild(1)