dpkg-genbuildinfo man page

dpkg-genbuildinfo — generate Debian .buildinfo files

Synopsis

dpkg-genbuildinfo [option...]

Description

dpkg-genbuildinfo reads information from an unpacked and built Debian source tree and from the files it has generated and generates a Debian control file describing the build environment and the build artifacts (.buildinfo file).

This command was introduced in dpkg 1.18.11.

Options

--build=type

Specifies the build type from a comma-separated list of components.

The allowed values are:

any

Generate build information including unqualified build dependencies (Build-Depends) and architecture specific build dependencies (Build-Depends-Arch).

all

Generate build information including unqualified build dependencies (Build-Depends) and architecture independent build dependencies (Build-Depends-Indep).

source

Effectively ignored; generate build information with just the unqualified build dependencies (Build-Depends).

binary

Generate build information with all three types of build dependencies. This is an alias for any,all.

full

Generate build information with all three types of build dependencies. This is an alias for any,all,source, and the same as the default case when no build option is specified.

-ccontrolfile

Specifies the main source control file to read information from. The default is debian/control.

-lchangelog-file

Specifies the changelog file to read information from. The default is debian/changelog.

-ffiles-list-file

Specifies where is the list of files that have been produced by the build, rather than using debian/files.

-Fchangelog-format

Specifies the format of the changelog. See dpkg-parsechangelog(1) for information about alternative formats.

-O[filename]

Print the buildinfo file to standard output (or filename if specified) rather than to dir/source-name_source-version_arch.buildinfo (where dir is .. by default or upload-files-dir if -u was used).

-uupload-files-dir

Look for the files to be uploaded in upload-files-dir rather than .. (dpkg-genbuildinfo needs to find these files so that it can include their sizes and checksums in the .buildinfo file).

--always-include-path

By default, the Build-Path field will only be written if the current directory starts with a whitelisted pattern.

On Debian and derivatives the pattern matches on /build/ at the start of the pathname.

Specify this option to always write a Build-Path field when generating the .buildinfo.

--admindir=dir

Change the location of the dpkg database. The default location is /var/lib/dpkg.

-q

dpkg-genbuildinfo might produce informative messages on standard error. -q suppresses these messages.

-?, --help

Show the usage message and exit.

--version

Show the version and exit.

Environment

DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS

This variable can be used to enable or disable various features that affect the information included in the .buildinfo file, via the buildinfo option (since dpkg 1.18.19). This option contains a comma-separated list of features, prefixed with the ‘+’ or ‘-’ modifiers, to denote whether to enable or disable them. The special feature “all” can be used to enable or disable all other features. The feature “path” controls whether to unconditionally include the Build-Path field.

Files

debian/files

The list of generated files. dpkg-genbuildinfo reads the data here when producing a .buildinfo file.

See Also

deb-buildinfo(5).

Referenced By

deb-buildinfo(5), dpkg-buildpackage(1).

2017-05-17 1.18.24 dpkg suite