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NAME         top

       dpkg-genbuildinfo - generate Debian .buildinfo files

SYNOPSIS         top

       dpkg-genbuildinfo [option...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

              Specifies the build type from a comma-separated list of

              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

              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.

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

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

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

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

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

              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

              By default, the Build-Kernel-Version field will not be written

              Specify this option (since dpkg 1.19.0) to always write a
              Build-Kernel-Version field when generating the .buildinfo.

              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.

              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.

              Show the version and exit.

ENVIRONMENT         top

              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.

              Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5).  The currently
              accepted values are: auto (default), always and never.

              If set, it will be used to decide whether to activate Native
              Language Support, also known as internationalization (or i18n)
              support (since dpkg 1.19.0).  The accepted values are: 0 and 1

FILES         top

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

SEE ALSO         top


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