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pbuilder 0.231

Personal package builder for Debian packages

pbuilder is a personal package builder for Debian packages.

  • pbuilder constructs a chroot system, and builds a package inside the chroot. It is an ideal system to use to check that a package has correct build-dependencies. It uses apt extensively, and a local mirror, or a fast connection to a Debian mirror is ideal, but not necessary.

  • pbuilder create uses debootstrap to create a chroot image.

  • pbuilder update updates the image to the current state of testing/unstable/whatever.

  • pbuilder build takes a *.dsc file and builds a binary in the chroot image.

  • pdebuild is a wrapper for Debian Developers, to allow running pbuilder just like debuild, as a normal user.


Install pbuilder 0.231 as follows:

guix install pbuilder@0.231

Or install the latest version:

guix install pbuilder

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.