Package dpkg-dev

Debian package development tools

This package provides the development tools (including dpkg-source)
required to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages.
Most Debian source packages will require additional tools to build;
for example, most packages need make and the C compiler gcc.

General Commands
Command Description
dpkg-architecture set and determine the architecture for package building
dpkg-buildflags returns build flags to use during package build
dpkg-buildpackage build binary or source packages from sources
dpkg-checkbuilddeps check build dependencies and conflicts
dpkg-distaddfile add entries to debian/files
dpkg-genbuildinfo generate Debian .buildinfo files
dpkg-genchanges generate Debian .changes files
dpkg-gencontrol generate Debian control files
dpkg-gensymbols generate symbols files (shared library dependency information)
dpkg-mergechangelogs 3-way merge of debian/changelog files
dpkg-name rename Debian packages to full package names
dpkg-parsechangelog parse Debian changelog files
dpkg-scanpackages create Packages index files
dpkg-scansources create Sources index files
dpkg-shlibdeps generate shared library substvar dependencies
dpkg-source Debian source package (.dsc) manipulation tool
dpkg-vendor queries information about distribution vendors
File Formats
File Description
deb Debian binary package format
deb822 Debian RFC822 control data format
deb-buildinfo Debian build information file format
deb-changelog dpkg source packages' changelog file format
deb-changes Debian changes file format
deb-conffiles package conffiles
deb-control Debian binary packages' master control file format
deb-extra-override Debian archive extra override file
deb-old old style Debian binary package format
deb-origin Vendor-specific information files
deb-override Debian archive override file
deb-postinst package post-installation maintainer script
deb-postrm package post-removal maintainer script
deb-preinst package pre-installation maintainer script
deb-prerm package pre-removal maintainer script
deb-shlibs Debian shared library information file
deb-split Debian multi-part binary package format
deb-src-control Debian source packages' master control file format
deb-src-files Debian distribute files format
deb-substvars Debian source substitution variables
deb-symbols Debian's extended shared library information file
deb-triggers package triggers
deb-version Debian package version number format
dsc Debian source packages' control file format