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
              .changes file.

       -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type
              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.

       --path remote-path
              Specify a path to the GPG binary on the remote host.

       --help, --version
              Show help message and version information respectively.

       Other options
              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 <> and is copy-
       right under the GPL, version 2 or later.

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