pbuilder-dist-simple(1) simple multi-release pbuilder wrapper


pbuilder-<dist> operation [...]


pbuilder-dist-simple is a wrapper that makes it easy to use pbuilder with chroots for many different Ubuntu distributions. If you need more features than pbuilder-dist-simple provides, have a look at pbuilder-dist(1).


Create one symlink to pbuilder-dist-simple for each distribution for which you want a build environment, naming them like "pbuilder-lucid", "pbuilder-natty", etc.

Replace operation with the action you want pbuilder-dist-simple to do (create, update, build, clean, login or execute).


pbuilder-natty create
Creates a pbuilder environment for Ubuntu Natty.
pbuilder-lucid update
Updates an existing Ubuntu Lucid environment.
pbuilder-lucid build ./sample_1.0-0ubuntu1.dsc
Builds the specified package on an already existing Ubuntu Lucid environment.


By default, pbuilder-dist-simple will store all the files it generates in ~/pbuilder/. This can be changed by modifying the BASE_DIR value on the top of the script to any other directory you want. If the directory doesn't exit, it will be created at runtime.


pbuilder-dist was originally written by Jamin W. Collins <[email protected]> and Jordan Mantha <[email protected]>, and this manpage by Siegfried-A. Gevatter <[email protected]>.

Both are released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later.