DH_BUILDDEB(1)                    Debhelper                   DH_BUILDDEB(1)

NAME         top

       dh_builddeb - build Debian binary packages

SYNOPSIS         top

       dh_builddeb [debhelper options] [--destdir=directory]
       [--filename=name] [-- params]

DESCRIPTION         top

       dh_builddeb simply calls dpkg-deb(1) to build a Debian package or
       packages.  It will also build dbgsym packages when dh_strip(1) and
       dh_gencontrol(1) have prepared them.

       It supports building multiple binary packages in parallel, when
       enabled by DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.

       When the Rules-Requires-Root field is not (effectively) binary-
       targets, dh_builddeb will pass --root-owner-group to dpkg-deb(1).

OPTIONS         top

           Use this if you want the generated .deb files to be put in a
           directory other than the default of "..".

           Use this if you want to force the generated .deb file to have a
           particular file name. Does not work well if more than one .deb is

       -- params
           Pass params to dpkg-deb(1) when it is used to build the package.

           This is another way to pass params to dpkg-deb(1).  It is
           deprecated; use -- instead.

SEE ALSO         top


       This program is a part of debhelper.

AUTHOR         top

       Joey Hess <>

COLOPHON         top

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