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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.

       The environment  variable  PBUILDER_OPERATION  contains  the  current  operation  mode  of
       pbuilder,  and  can be used to do a conditional configuration.  Possible values are build,
       clean, create, debuild, dumpconfig, execute, login, update.


              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`
              Specifies the build architecture (as described in dpkg-architecture(1)).  It'll  be
              the architecture used when creating the chroot, defaults to the
               system one.  The supported values are the ones debootstrap supports.

              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.
              Different  directories are space separated, a column can optionally specify a mount
              destination inside the chroot.
              Do not bind-mount /.
              An Example:

              BINDMOUNTS="/home /mnt/test /home/joe/repo:/var/repo"

              The directory inside the chroot where  the  build  happens.   This  directory  will
              contain  the build products; the source packages will be unpacked in a subdirectory
              therein contained, named $srcpkg-$ver, with $ver being the  upstream  part  of  the
              version, without epoch and debian revision.

              Attention!  Some directories — such as /tmp — are not safe to use since they can be
              world-writable, and external users can temper with the build process.

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

              Enable or disable the builtin eatmydata support.
              For this to work the library of the same architecture as the one inside the  chroot
              has to be installed in the host.

              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 (ccache variable)  will  be  set  to  CCACHEDIR.   Note  that  files  in
              CCACHEDIR are chowned to BUILDUSERID (1234 by default).
              ccache is disabled 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, use quotes when listing multiple components.  This option  only  affects
              when  doing  pbuilder  create  or  when --override-config is specified for pbuilder
              update option.

              Program to use for compression of the base.tgz.  The default is to  use  gzip,  and
              any program that can be used to compress data using a pipe can be used.

              If set to "pigz", compression and decompression is gzip compatible but will use all
              available CPUs.
              If set to "cat", there will be no compression at all (so  compression/decompression
              will be a lot faster but takes much more space on the disk).

       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.

              Keyrings  are  copied  into  /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d in the chroot.  APT supports it
              since version, firstly available in the Debian release codenamed "squeeze"
              (released on 2011).  For older chroots, use a G hook to run apt-key manually.

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

       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 update

              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 how much output you want from pbuilder, valid values are E (errors only), W
              (errors  and  warnings),  I  (errors, warnings and informational) and D (everything
              including some debug messages).

              Specify whether you'd like to see colored output from pbuilder.  Valid  values  are
              auto  (to  try to automatically detect whether the terminal supports them), yes (to
              always use colors), and no (to never use colors).

              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

       PKGNAME_LOGFILE_EXTENSION=_$(dpkg --print-architecture).build
              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.  These are the available implementations:

              pbuilder-satisfydepends-apt  the  newest implementation, which leverage the ability
              of apt 1.4 to satisfy build dependencies and build conflicts from  a  .dsc;  useful
              since  it's  pretty  fast  and doesn't require the installation of any non-required
              package in the chroot, nor of dummy packages.

              pbuilder-satisfydepends-experimental  might  be  useful  to  pull   packages   from
              repositories  with  a  low  APT Pin Priority (for example, Debian's experimental or

              pbuilder-satisfydepends-aptitude  will  resolve   build-dependencies   and   build-
              conflicts with aptitude which helps dealing with complex cases but does not support
              unsigned APT repositories.

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

              pbuilder-satisfydepnds-classic the "classic" implementation, which was the original
              implementation used by default until v0.172.

              The default is now "aptitude".

              Array of flags to give to pbuilder-satisfydepends.

              Specify  whether  to generate an additional .changes file for a source-only upload,
              whilst still producing a full .changes file for any binary packages built.

              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.

              Enable use of debdelta to download the needed updated in the chroot, if debdelta is
              already installed.

              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 stopped with SIGTERM after the set time.

              Whether to mount a devfs or not.  Has no  effect  on  kFreeBSD,  as  a  devfs  (and
              fdescfs for /dev/fd) is always used.

              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.

              Whether  to mount a sysfs (linsysfs for kFreeBSD) in /sys or not.  Has no effect on
              GNU/Hurd hosts, where sysfs is not available.  It is usually  a  good  idea,  since
              there are several software which require /sys being populated.

              Specify  yes  when you do not want to disable network access during build.  Network
              is not available on a Debian buildd,  so  you  might  want  to  keep  the  default.
              Disabling network access currently only works on Linux.

              Specify yes to use a cgroup to isolate build processes, so that any stray processes
              from the build can be cleaned up afterwords.  This currently only  works  on  Linux
              systems running systemd.

              Specify  yes when it is desired to mount /dev/shm mount point. It is usually a good
              idea in order to work with software that expects shm to work.
              /run/shm will be configured as a symbolic link to /dev/shm.
              This option used to be named USERUNSHM, for compatibility purpose the old  name  is
              still supported, and if set it'll override any USESHM.
              Has  no  effect  on GNU/Hurd hosts due to bugs in /hurd/tmpfs; since /dev is always
              bind-mounted, the host's /dev/shm will be used.

              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

       ADDITIONAL_BUILDRESULTS=(foo "bar*" "baz\ biz")
              Array of additional files to copy out of the build area.
              In  case  a  wildcard  is  needed  (e.g.   *.changes) quote it to have the wildcard
              escaped and not expanded at configuration load time, but instead  expanded  at  run
              time  when the additional build artifacts are exported.  Spaces in file names needs
              to be escaped by using a \ or a wildcard to match the space.

              pbuilder copies some configuration files (like /etc/hosts  or  /etc/hostname)  from
              the  host  system  into  the  chroot.   If  the directory specified here exists and
              contains one of the copied files (without the  leading  /etc)  that  file  will  be
              copied from here instead of the system one.

              Set  the  what  the  HOME  environment  variable  points  to during the builds.  It
              defaults to a non-existing directory to prevent builds from writing to HOME,  which
              is  reserved  to  users.   If  you  need a working HOME you can set it to $BUILDDIR

              Set the value of the maintainer name and email  in  the  changelog  during  binNMU.
              Such value is then copied to the Changed-By field of the .changes file.  Can be set
              at run time with the --bin-nmu-maintainer command line option.


       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)