pbuilder 0.231 Personal package builder for Debian packages

pbuilder is a personal package builder for Debian packages.

  • pbuilder constructs a chroot system, and builds a package inside the chroot. It is an ideal system to use to check that a package has correct build-dependencies. It uses apt extensively, and a local mirror, or a fast connection to a Debian mirror is ideal, but not necessary.

  • pbuilder create uses debootstrap to create a chroot image.

  • pbuilder update updates the image to the current state of testing/unstable/whatever.

  • pbuilder build takes a *.dsc file and builds a binary in the chroot image.

  • pdebuild is a wrapper for Debian Developers, to allow running pbuilder just like debuild, as a normal user.