NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

deb-src-rules(5)               dpkg utilities               deb-src-rules(5)

NAME         top

       deb-src-rules - Debian source package rules file

SYNOPSIS         top

       debian/rules

DESCRIPTION         top

       This file contains the instructions necessary to build the binary
       packages from the source package.

       The debian/rules file is an executable Makefile, with a shebang that
       is usually set to "#!/usr/bin/make -f".

       It must support the following make targets:

       clean  Clean up the source tree, by undoing any change done by any of
              the build and binary targets.  This target will be called with
              root privileges.

       build-indep
              Build architecture independent files required to build any
              architecture independent binary package.  If there are no
              architecture indepdenent binary packages to generate, the
              target must still exist but do nothing.  This target must not
              require root privileges.

       build-arch
              Build architecture dependent files required to build any
              architecture dependent binary package.  If there are no
              architecture dependent binary packages to generate, the target
              must still exist but do nothing.  This target must not require
              root privileges.

       build  Build architecture independent and dependent files, either by
              depending (at least transitively) on build-indep and/or
              build-arch or by inlining what those targets would do.  This
              target must not require root privileges.

       binary-indep
              Build architecture independent binary packages.  This target
              must depend (at least transitively) on either build-indep or
              build.  This target will be called with root privileges.

       binary-arch
              Build architecture dependent binary packages.  This target
              must depend (at least transitively) on either build-arch or
              build.  This target will be called with root privileges.

       binary Build architecture independent and dependent binary packages,
              either by depending (at least transitively) on binary-indep
              and/or binary-arch or by inlining what those targets would do.
              This target will be called with root privileges.

SEE ALSO         top

       dpkg-architecture(1), dpkg-vendor(1), dpkg-buildflags(1),
       dpkg-parsechangelog(1), dpkg-shlibdeps(1), dpkg-gencontrol(1),
       dpkg-deb(1), dpkg-distaddfile(1).

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       This page is part of the dpkg (Debian Package Manager) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/⟩.  If you have a bug report for
       this manual page, see
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Debian Project                   2017-09-05                 deb-src-rules(5)