buildd-mail(1) mail answer processor for buildd




This man page documents the packaged version of buildd-mail. This version is maintained by the buildd-tools project developers on Alioth (

There is also a version maintained by Ryan Murray which is adapted to build daemon needs, with similar functionality. This version should be equally capable of working in a buildd setup, but has a number of enhancements aimed at making it suitable for use by end-users.


buildd-mail processes incoming mail for the buildd user.

buildd-mail-wrapper was a setuid wrapper for buildd-mail, which has been removed and is no longer required. It has been kept as a symbolic link to buildd-mail for compatibility purposes, but is obsolete and will removed in a future release.


The buildd user should have a file ~/.forward with the following contents:


This will ensure all incoming mail will be processed using buildd-mail.


Configuration, maintained by the system administrator. This may be used to override the defaults.
User-specific configuration.
Mail forwarding configuration.


Roman Hodek <[email protected]>.

sbuild is based on debbuild, written by James Troup <[email protected]> and has been modified by

Ben Collins <[email protected]>,
Ryan Murray <[email protected]>,
Francesco Paolo Lovergine <[email protected]>,
Michael Banck <m[email protected]>, and
Roger Leigh <[email protected]>


Copyright © 1998-2000 Roman Hodek <[email protected]>
Copyright © 1998-1999 James Troup <[email protected]>
Copyright © 2003-2006 Ryan Murray <[email protected]>
Copyright © 2001-2003 Rick Younie <[email protected]>
Copyright © 2003-2004 Francesco Paolo Lovergine <[email protected]>
Copyright © 2005      Michael Banck <[email protected]>
Copyright © 2005-2008 Roger Leigh <[email protected]>