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       devscripts.conf - configuration file for the devscripts package


       The  devscripts  package  provides  a  collection of scripts which may be of use to Debian
       developers and others wishing to build Debian packages.  Many of these have options  which
       can be configured on a system-wide and per-user basis.

       Every  script in the devscripts package which makes use of values from these configuration
       files describes the specific settings recognised in its own manpage.  (For a list  of  the
       scripts,  either  see /usr/share/doc/devscripts/README.gz or look at the output of dpkg -L
       devscripts | grep /usr/bin.)

       The  two  configuration  files  are  /etc/devscripts.conf  for  system-wide  defaults  and
       ~/.devscripts  for  per-user  settings.   They are written with bash(1) syntax, but should
       only have comments and simple variable assignments in them;  they  are  both  sourced  (if
       present)  by  many  of the devscripts scripts.  Variables corresponding to simple switches
       should have one of the values yes and no; any other setting is regarded as  equivalent  to
       the default setting.

       All variable names are written in uppercase, and begin with the script name.  Package-wide
       variables begin with "DEVSCRIPTS", and are listed  below,  as  well  as  in  the  relevant

       For  a  list of all of the available options variables, along with their default settings,
       see the example configuration file /usr/share/doc/devscripts/devscripts.conf.ex.  This  is
       copied   to   /etc/devscripts.conf   when  the  devscripts  package  is  first  installed.
       Information about configuration options introduced in newer versions of the  package  will
       be appended to /etc/devscripts.conf when the package is upgraded.

       Every  script  which  reads  the configuration files can be forced to ignore them by using
       --no-conf as the first command-line option.


       The currently recognised package-wide variables are:

              These control scripts which change directory to find  a  debian/changelog  file  or
              suchlike,  and  some other miscellaneous cases.  In order to prevent unwanted, even
              possibly dangerous,  behaviour,  these  variables  control  when  actions  will  be
              performed.   The  scripts  which  currently  make use of these variables are: debc,
              debchange/dch, debclean, debi, debrelease, debuild and uscan,  but  this  list  may
              change  with  time (and I may not remember to update this manpage).  Please see the
              manpages of individual scripts for details  of  the  specific  behaviour  for  each


       devscripts(1) and /usr/share/doc/devscripts/README.gz.


       This  manpage  was  written  for  the  devscripts package by the package maintainer Julian
       Gilbey <>.