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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.
Specify the location that the packages downloaded by apt should be cached. Setting this value to "" will cause caching to be turned
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.
Specify the default distribution to use. This option only affects when doing pbuilder create
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. Do not bind-mount /
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 --buildresult command-line option. The path is not canonicalized, so you should specify a full-path, not a relative path.
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 will be
set to CCACHEDIR. Note that files in CCACHEDIR are chowned to BUILDUSERID (1234 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 chroot.
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 -rfake-
root will be added to DEBBUILDOPTS
Specify the default distribution components to use. This option is space-delimited. This option only affects when doing pbuilder
create or when --override-config is specified for pbuilder update option.
Program to use for compression and decompression of the base.tgz. The default is to use gzip, and any program that can be used for
the --use-compress-program option of tar can be given.
If set to "pigz", compression and decompression is gzip compatible but will use all available CPUs.
Defines the proxy for http connection.
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 options.
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 deboot-
strap 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.
Use this option to switch the implementation of debootstrap. Known implementations of debootstrap are cdebootstrap and debootstrap
DEBEMAIL=Maintainer Name <Mail@Address>
If this was specified, dpkg-buildpackage command will be passed with the necessary sponsorship option -mMaintainer Name
<Mail@Address> on building. Overridden with --debemail command-line option. The default configuration for pbuilder is empty for
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 build
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 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 specified.
Specify what pbuilder implementation to use for pdebuild. The currently possible values are pbuilder and cowbuilder
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. There are four
The "experimental" implementation, "pbuilder-satisfydepends-experimental", which might be useful to pull packages from experimental
or from repositories with a low APT Pin Priority.
The "aptitude" implementation, which will resolve build-dependencies and build-conflicts with aptitude which helps dealing with com-
plex cases but does not support unsigned APT repositories.
The "gdebi" implementation, which will resolve build-dependencies using gdebi tool, faster than classic implementation, and does not
require installation of a dummy package like the aptitude implementation.
The "classic" implementation, which was the original implementation used until 0.172.
The default is now "aptitude".
Array of flags to give to pbuilder-satisfydepends.
Allow untrusted (no key installed) and unsigned repositories. Warning: Enabling this option may allow remote attackers to compro-
mise 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.
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 stoped with SIGTERM after the set time.
Whether to use DEVFS or not.
Specify yes when it is desired to mount /dev/pts interface. It is usually a good idea, since there are many software which fail mis-
erably when there is no /dev/pts being mounted.
When this option is set to yes pdebuild-internal implementation of pdebuild is used.
Specify yes when it is desired to mount /proc interface. It is usually a good idea, since there are many software which fail miser-
ably when there is no /proc being mounted.
Array of additional files to copy out of the build area.
Initial coding, and main maintenance is done by Junichi Uekawa <email@example.com>. User hooks code added by Dale Amon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The homepage is available at http://pbuilder.alioth.debian.org
/usr/share/doc/pbuilder/pbuilder-doc.html, cowbuilder(8), pbuilder(8), pdebuild(1)
Debian 2006 May 24 pbuilderrc(5)