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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 program 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).

               Effectively ignored; generate build information with just
               the unqualified build dependencies (Build-Depends).

               Generate build information with all three types of build
               dependencies.  This is an alias for any,all.

               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

           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 out.

           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 an allowed 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 (default).

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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