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       pbuilderrc - configuration files for personal package builder


       /etc/pbuilderrc  contains  default  values used in the pbuilder program

       The file itself is sourced by a shell script, so it  is  required  that
       the file conforms to shell script conventions.


              Specify  the location that the packages downloaded by apt should
              be cached.  Setting this value to "" will cause  caching  to  be
              turned off.

              Specify  using  hard links in apt cache handling.  Changing this
              to no will disable hard linking and will copy the files.

              It is advised to set this to no  if  you  are  using  user-mode-

              Configures  where  the  apt configuration files are copied from.
              By  default,  this  value   is   empty,   allowing   the   usual
              configuration  options  to  take  effect.  Setting this variable
              overrides other options.

       ARCHITECTURE=dpkg --print-architecture
              Specify the default  distribution  to  use.   This  option  only
              affects when doing pbuilder create

              Always run with --autocleanaptcache option.

              When  this  value  is  set  to yes, pdebuild will invoke debsign
              command after building.

              Specifies the default location for the archived chroot image  to
              be  created  and  used.   This  is  overridden  with  the option

              When this value is set, pbuilder will  mount  these  directories
              using bind-mount. Do not bind-mount / An Example:

              BINDMOUNTS="/home /mnt/test"

              The  default  place  which  the chroot is constructed.  pbuilder
              will use the directory $BUILDPLACE$$.  which means, that it will
              use the directory and the PID to determine the directory to use.
              This should obtain an unique directory for  concurrent  runs  of
              pbuilder  in  one  machine.  This is not guaranteed to happen on
              network shared drives, so be aware of  this  fact  when  playing
              with  this  option on NFS shared beowulf clusters.  Change it to
              something like /var/cache/pbuilder/build/$HOSTNAME/  when  doing
              such a thing.

              pbuilder clean cleans up this directory.

              Specify  the  default  directory  which the build result will be
              copied over to after the building.

              Unlike --buildresult  command-line  option.   The  path  is  not
              canonicalized, so you should specify a full-path, not a relative
              path..TP  CCACHEDIR=/var/cache/pbuilder/ccache  Specifies  where
              ccache  will  keep  its  cached  compiler  output.   If  this is
              specified, ccache will be  installed  upon  pbuilder  create  or
              pbuilder  update, /usr/lib/ccache will be prepended to the PATH,
              CCACHEDIR will be bind-mounted in  the  chroot,  and  CCACHE_DIR
              will  be  set  to  CCACHEDIR.   Note that files in CCACHEDIR are
              chowned to BUILDUSERID (1234 by default).

              BUILDRESULTGID= Set the UID  and  GID  of  the  files  built  as
              result.   They probably need to be set to numeric UID values, so
              that it works the same inside the chroot and outside the chroot.

              If sudo is used, the values specified by sudo is used.  They are
              SUDO_UID, and SUDO_GID.  The default value is 0

              This  option  is  used  on  invocation  of  fakeroot  for  dpkg-
              buildpackage in pdebuild

              The uid to be used inside chroot.  It should ideally not collide
              with user-id outside the chroot, to  avoid  user  inside  chroot
              having  access  to  processes  owned  by the user id outside the

              The user name of the user the build  will  run  as.   Specifying
              this will enable the use of fakeroot inside pbuilder.

              Note  that this will require fakeroot to be installed within the
              chroot, and  fakeroot  will  automatically  be  installed.   And
              -rfakeroot will be added to DEBBUILDOPTS

              Specify the default distribution components to use.  This option
              is  space-delimited.   This  option  only  affects  when   doing
              pbuilder  create  or  when  --override-config  is  specified for
              pbuilder  update   option..TP   export   http_proxy=http://your-
              proxy:8080/ Defines the proxy for http connection.

       export DEBIAN_BUILDARCH=athlon
              Uses  this variable as DEBIAN_BUILDARCH.  This trick can be used
              for other environmental variables as well.

              The options given here will be passed on  to  dpkg-buildpackage.
              This can be useful e.g. for binary-only builds. The command-line
              option --debbuildopts will be appended to any contents specified
              here but may also be used to reset the list of options.

              The default value is to build source and binary package.

       DEBOOTSTRAPOPTS=( --variant=buildd )
              When this option is set to --variant=buildd pbuilder will invoke
              $DEBOOTSTRAP with "--variant=buildd" option,  which  results  in
              debootstrap  creating  a  minimal  chroot  for buildd instead of
              trying to create a minimal installation chroot.  DEBOOTSTRAP  is
              another directive in this file.

              Use  this  option  to  switch the implementation of debootstrap.
              Known  implementations  of  debootstrap  are  cdebootstrap   and

       DEBEMAIL=Maintainer Name <Mail@Address>
              If  this was specified, dpkg-buildpackage command will be passed
              with  the  necessary  sponsorship   option   -mMaintainer   Name
              <Mail@Address> on building.  Overridden with --debemail command-
              line option.  The default configuration for  pbuilder  is  empty
              for this value.

       export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive
              Sets  interactiveness  of  pbuilder  run.  Setting this value to
              blank will cause the pbuilder run  to  be  interactive.   Change
              this value when noninteractive upgrades do not work.

              Specify  the  default  distribution  to  use.   This option only
              affects when doing pbuilder create or when --override-config  is
              specified for pbuilder update option.

       EXTRAPACKAGES="ccache lintian XXX"
              Specifies  extra packages which the system should install in the
              chroot on pbuilder create.   This  is  a  space-delimited  list.
              Also this is installed on pbuilder build

              Specifies  the  default  location  for the user hooks directory.
              This is overridden with the option --hookdir.

              If this is specified, hooks are searched for in the chroot, when
              running  pbuilder.  If it is not defined, or is an empty string,
              hooks are not executed.

              For details, see pbuilder(8)

              Specify  the  mirror  site  which  contains  the   main   Debian

              Note  that you cannot really use file:/ kind of URL, because the
              location needs to be accessible from within the chroot.

       OTHERMIRROR=deb http://xxx/xxx/ ./ [| other deb lines... ]
              The lines which is added to the sources.list, delimited  with  |
              Like      deb      http://local/mirror      stable      main|deb
              file:/usr/local/mirror ./

              The deb lines here are the ones that will appear at the  top  of
              the  sources.list  inside  the  chroot.   Be  sure to follow the
              syntax rules of sources.list(5).   These  lines  appear  at  the
              beginning  of the constructed sources file, so this is the place
              to list your local mirror sites;  apt  will  then  use  them  in
              preference to the ones listed in MIRRORSITE .

              To  make  changes on mirror site effective on update --override-
              config needs to be specified.

              Specify what pbuilder implementation to use for  pdebuild.   The
              currently possible values are pbuilder and cowbuilder
              The extension of filename used in pkgname-logfile option.

              Always  run  with --pkgname-logfile option, and create a logfile
              named after the package name.

              This option is used on invocation of pbuilder build in pdebuild

              This option is used by various  parts  of  pbuilder  to  satisfy
              (i.e.  install)  the build-dependencies of a package.  There are
              four implementations:

              The  "experimental"  implementation,   "pbuilder-satisfydepends-
              experimental",  which  might  be  useful  to  pull packages from
              experimental or from repositories with a low APT Pin Priority.

              The  "aptitude"  implementation,  which  will   resolve   build-
              dependencies  and  build-conflicts  with  aptitude  which  helps
              dealing with complex cases but does  not  support  unsigned  APT

              The   "gdebi"   implementation,   which   will   resolve  build-
              dependencies   using   gdebi   tool,   faster    than    classic
              implementation,  and  does  not  require installation of a dummy
              package like the aptitude implementation.

              The   "classic"   implementation,   which   was   the   original
              implementation used until 0.172.

              The default is now "aptitude".

              Specify  the  packages  to  be  removed  on creation of base.tgz
              Leaving lilo in the chroot is like keeping a timebomb...

              Sets timeout time.  Build will be stoped with SIGTERM after  the
              set time.

              Whether to use DEVFS or not.

              Specify  yes  when it is desired to mount /dev/pts interface. It
              is usually a good idea, since there are many software which fail
              miserably when there is no /dev/pts being mounted.

              When  this option is set to yes pdebuild-internal implementation
              of pdebuild is used.

              Specify yes when it is desired to mount /proc interface.  It  is
              usually  a  good  idea, since there are many software which fail
              miserably when there is no /proc being mounted.


       Initial  coding,  and  main  maintenance  is  done  by  Junichi  Uekawa
       <>.  User hooks code added by Dale Amon <>

       The homepage is available at


       /etc/pbuilderrc, $HOME/.pbuilderrc


       /usr/share/doc/pbuilder/pbuilder-doc.html, cowbuilder(8),  pbuilder(8),