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       debrsign - remotely sign a Debian .changes and .dsc file pair using SSH


       debrsign [options] [user@]remotehost [changes-file|dsc-file]


       debrsign  takes  either  an  unsigned  .dsc  file  or  an  unsigned  .changes file and the
       associated unsigned .dsc file (found by replacing the architecture name  and  .changes  by
       .dsc)  if  it  appears  in  the .changes file and signs them by copying them to the remote
       machine using ssh(1) and remotely running debsign(1) on that  machine.   All  options  not
       listed below are passed to the debsign program on the remote machine.

       If  a  .changes  or  .dsc  file is specified, it is signed, otherwise, debian/changelog is
       parsed to determine the name of the .changes file to look for in the parent directory.

       This utility is useful if a developer must build a package on  one  machine  where  it  is
       unsafe  to  sign  it;  they need then only transfer the small .dsc and .changes files to a
       safe machine and then use the debsign program to sign them before transferring them  back.
       This program automates this process.

       To do it the other way round, that is to connect to an unsafe machine to download the .dsc
       and .changes files, to sign  them  locally  and  then  to  transfer  them  back,  see  the
       debsign(1) program, which can do this task.


       -S     Look for a source-only .changes file instead of a binary-build .changes file.

       -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type
              See  dpkg-architecture(1)  for  a  description  of  these options.  They affect the
              search for the .changes file.  They are provided to mimic the  behaviour  of  dpkg-
              buildpackage when determining the name of the .changes file.

              Multiarch  .changes  mode:  This signifies that debrsign should use the most recent
              file with the  name  pattern  package_version_*+*.changes  as  the  .changes  file,
              allowing for the .changes files produced by dpkg-cross.

       --path remote-path
              Specify a path to the GPG binary on the remote host.

       --help, --version
              Show help message and version information respectively.

       Other options
              All other options are passed on to debsign on the remote machine.


       The  two  configuration  files  /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are sourced in that
       order to set configuration variables.  Command  line  options  can  be  used  to  override
       configuration  file settings.  Environment variable settings are ignored for this purpose.
       The currently recognised variables are:

              Equivalent to passing --path on the command line (see above.)


       debsign(1), dpkg-architecture(1), ssh(1)


       This program was written by Julian Gilbey <> and is copyright under the GPL,
       version 2 or later.