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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 ../<package>_<version>_<arch>.build.


       The  options have the form --option name which modify the operation semantics as explained
       below.  They are applied from left to right, and when options conflict,  the  option  that
       appear later take precedence.

       --buildsourceroot [fakeroot]
              The command used to gain root privilege for invoking debian/rules clean

       --pbuilderroot [sudo -E]
              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.


              Set  architecture.   This  is  currently  required  when  it doesn't match the host


              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
              appends to pbuilder option --debbuildopts and may also be used to reset the list of
              options by passing the empty string.

              Multiple options are delimited with spaces.

              Note that for pdebuild, dpkg-source is used to build the source  package  which  is
              given  to  pbuilder.  This option has no effect on the arguments used to build this
              source package, but will control whether the clean target is run  first  as  usual,
              and any options for dpkg-genchanges will be passed on.

              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.


              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 needs to be specified as a pdebuild option
              before the -- in order to be effective.


              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 /etc/pbuilderrc



              $ pwd
              $ ls debian/rules
              $ pdebuild
              dh clean
              dpkg-source: info: using source format '3.0 (native)'
              dpkg-source: info: building cowdancer in cowdancer_0.84.tar.xz
              dpkg-source: info: building cowdancer in cowdancer_0.84.dsc


       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)