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       cvs-debuild - build a Debian package using cvs-buildpackage and debuild


       cvs-debuild [debuild options] [cvs-buildpackage options] [--lintian-opts lintian options]


       cvs-debuild  is  a  wrapper around cvs-buildpackage to run it with debuild as the package-
       building program.  (This cannot simply  be  accomplished  using  the  -C  option  of  cvs-
       buildpackage, as it does not know how to handle all of the special debuild options.)

       The  program  simply  stashes  the debuild and lintian options, and passes them to debuild
       when it is called by cvs-buildpackage.  All of the standard debuild options  may  be  used
       (as  listed  below),  but  note  that  the  root  command specified by any --rootcmd or -r
       command-line option will be passed as an  option  to  cvs-buildpackage.   The  first  non-
       debuild option detected will signal the start of the cvs-buildpackage options.

       The  selection  of  the  root  command  is  slightly subtle: if there are any command-line
       options, these will be used.  If not, then if cvs-buildpackage is set up to use a  default
       root  command, that will be used.  Finally, if neither of these are the case, then debuild
       will use its  procedures  to  determine  an  appropriate  command,  as  described  in  its

       See  the  manpages  for  debuild(1)  and  cvs-buildpackage  for more information about the
       behaviour of each.


       The following are the debuild options recognised by cvs-debuild.  All cvs-buildpackage and
       lintian  options  are  simply  passed to the appropriate program.  For explanations of the
       meanings of these variables, see debuild(1).

       --no-conf, --noconf

       --rootcmd=gain-root-command, -rgain-root-command


       --preserve-envvar=var, -evar

       --set-envvar=var=value, -evar=value

       --lintian, --no-lintian

       --ignore-dirname, --check-dirname
              These should not be needed, but it is provided nevertheless.


       cvs-buildpackage(1), debuild(1), dpkg-buildpackage(1), lintian(1)


       This program was written by Julian Gilbey <>.