DEBRSIGN(1) General Commands Manual DEBRSIGN(1)
debrsign - remotely sign a Debian .changes and .dsc file pair using SSH
debrsign [options] [user@]remotehost [changes-file|dsc-file]
debrsign takes either an unsigned .dsc file or an unsigned .changes
file and the associated unsigned .dsc file (found by replacing the
architecture name and .changes by .dsc) if it appears in the .changes
file and signs them by copying them to the remote machine using ssh(1)
and remotely running debsign(1) on that machine. All options not
listed below are passed to the debsign program on the remote machine.
If a .changes or .dsc file is specified, it is signed, otherwise,
debian/changelog is parsed to determine the name of the .changes file
to look for in the parent directory.
This utility is useful if a developer must build a package on one
machine where it is unsafe to sign it; they need then only transfer the
small .dsc and .changes files to a safe machine and then use the deb-
sign program to sign them before transferring them back. This program
automates this process.
To do it the other way round, that is to connect to an unsafe machine
to download the .dsc and .changes files, to sign them locally and then
to transfer them back, see the debsign(1) program, which can do this
-S Look for a source-only .changes file instead of a binary-build
See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description of these options.
They affect the search for the .changes file. They are provided
to mimic the behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage when determining the
name of the .changes file.
Multiarch .changes mode: This signifies that debrsign should use
the most recent file with the name pattern package_ver-
sion_*+*.changes as the .changes file, allowing for the .changes
files produced by dpkg-cross.
Specify a path to the GPG binary on the remote host.
Show help message and version information respectively.
All other options are passed on to debsign on the remote
The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts are
sourced in that order to set configuration variables. Command line
options can be used to override configuration file settings. Environ-
ment variable settings are ignored for this purpose. The currently
recognised variables are:
Equivalent to passing --path on the command line (see above.)
debsign(1), dpkg-architecture(1), ssh(1)
This program was written by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org> and is copy-
right under the GPL, version 2 or later.
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