cvs-debuild [debuild options] [cvs-buildpackage options] [--lintian-
opts lintian options]
cvs-debuild is a wrapper around cvs-buildpackage to run it with debuild
as the package-building program. (This cannot simply be accomplished
using the -C option of cvs-buildpackage, as it does not know how to
handle all of the special debuild options.)
The program simply stashes the debuild and lintian options, and passes
them to debuild when it is called by cvs-buildpackage. All of the
standard debuild options may be used (as listed below), but note that
the root command specified by any --rootcmd or -r command-line option
will be passed as an option to cvs-buildpackage. The first non-debuild
option detected will signal the start of the cvs-buildpackage options.
The selection of the root command is slightly subtle: if there are any
command-line options, these will be used. If not, then if cvs-build-
package is set up to use a default root command, that will be used.
Finally, if neither of these are the case, then debuild will use its
procedures to determine an appropriate command, as described in its
See the manpages for debuild(1) and cvs-buildpackage for more informa-
tion about the behaviour of each.
The following are the debuild options recognised by cvs-debuild. All
cvs-buildpackage and lintian options are simply passed to the appropri-
ate program. For explanations of the meanings of these variables, see
These should not be needed, but it is provided nevertheless.
cvs-buildpackage(1), debuild(1), dpkg-buildpackage(1) and lintian(1).
This program was written by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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