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dpkg-genbuildinfo - generate Debian .buildinfo files
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
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 (Build-Depends).
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
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 file).
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
-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.
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
The list of generated files. dpkg-genbuildinfo reads the data
here when producing a .buildinfo file.
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