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NAME         top

       dpkg-build-api - source package dpkg build API level

SYNOPSIS         top

         dpkg-build-api (= 1),

DESCRIPTION         top

       The source package dpkg build API level, defines a versioned
       interface for source packages, where each API level provides
       specific behaviors and guarantees.

       These interfaces can then be adopted by packages in a gradual
       way, and phased out more easily than with global behavior

       The declaration of this API level is done through build-
       dependencies, in one of Build-Depends, Build-Depends-Indep or
       Build-Depends-Arch, or via the environment variable
       DPKG_BUILD_API, which will override these if both are present,
       and might emit a warning in case they are different.

API LEVELS         top

       v2  This level is still under development, and cannot be declared
           via build-dependencies.

       v1  This is the recommended level.  Since dpkg 1.22.0.

           Changes from v0 are:

           •   dpkg-shlibdeps no longer uses the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
               environment variable.  The -l option should be used

           •   dpkg-buildpackage defaults to Rules-Requires-Root value
               no.  To restore the v0 behavior Rules-Requires-Root
               should be set to binary-targets.

           •   dpkg-buildpackage expects all required debian/rules
               targets to be supported and no longer has backwards
               compatibility fallback code.  The required targets are
               clean, build, build-indep, build-arch, binary-indep and

           •   vendor.mk defaults to using dpkg_vendor_derives_from_v1
               for the dpkg_vendor_derives_from macro.  To restore the
               v0 behavior set dpkg_vendor_derives_from to

           •   default.mk defaults to including buildtools.mk.

       v0  This is the current global level, equivalent to not
           specifying one.  The interfaces and behaviors provided are
           subject to the normal global interface updates, which tend to
           require longer deprecation cycles and/or coordinated

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