pdebuild-user-mode-linux(1) pbuilder-user-mode-linux way of doing debuild


pdebuild-user-mode-linux [pdebuild-user-mode-linux options] -- [pbuilder-user-mode-linux options]


A convenience program for pbuilder-user-mode-linux which invokes pbuilder after obtaining appropriate root privilege in a Debian source directory. One must be inside the source tree containing the debian directory, in order to make it work.


--buildsourceroot [fakeroot] The command used to gain root privilege for invoking dpkg-buildpackage


Invoke debsign at the end of pdebuild process.

--debsign-k [key-id]

Pass -k option to debsign to specify which keyid to sign.

--buildresult [Directory for build results]

The place which build result is stored.

--configfile [Extra config file to use]

The configuration file is used, but not passed on to pbuilder-user-mode-linux.

--debbuildopts [options to pass to dpkg-buildpackage]

The space-delimited list of options are passed to dpkg-buildpackage. This option appends to pbuilder option --debbuildopts and may also be used to reset the list of options by passing the empty string.

Uses a different implementation of pdebuild, which calls clean and build inside the chroot, using bind-mounts.

pdebuild-internal tries to run debian/rules clean inside the chroot. To achieve the goal, the working directory is passed on inside the chroot, in the form of bind-mounting and debuild is run.

This option will not protect the working directory and its parent directories from the build scripts.

-- [pbuilder options]

After the -- symbol, an arbitrary number of pbuilder options can be specified. See pbuilder-user-mode-linux.1 for full list of options.

There is an exception that --buildresult needs to be specified as pdebuild option before the -- to be effective.


The configuration file for pbuilder-user-mode-linux, used in pdebuild-user-mode-linux.

The default configuration file for pbuilder-user-mode-linux, used in pdebuild-user-mode-linux.

Configuration file for pbuilder-user-mode-linux, used in pdebuild-user-mode-linux, overrides what is written in /etc/pbuilderrc


Initial coding, and main maintenance is done by Junichi Uekawa <[email protected]>.

The homepage is available at http://pbuilder.alioth.debian.org