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.
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_source-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-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
-q dpkg-genbuildinfo might produce informative messages on
standard error. -q suppresses these messages.
Show the usage message and exit.
Show the version and exit.
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