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authorIan Jackson <>2017-07-16 18:27:16 +0100
committerIan Jackson <>2017-07-18 21:38:10 +0100
commitf0005d23714948d153e4f83e9dc3bca620589a4d (patch)
treed5d833144d73b640289d094e2d218be438dba254 /dgit-user.7.pod
parent2df99b45d5d71490bde0404e85be4f11e6241599 (diff)
dgit-user(7): Provide information about how to use sbuild
Quite ugly due to #868527. Closes:#868526. Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
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@@ -303,6 +303,26 @@ C<-uc> means not to pgp-sign the results.
C<-b> means build all binary packages,
but not to build a source package.
+=head2 Using sbuild
+You can build in an schroot chroot, with sbuild, instead of in your
+main environment. (sbuild is used by the Debian build daemons.)
+=over 4
+ % git clean -xdf
+ % sbuild -c jessie -A --no-clean-source \
+ --dpkg-source-opts='-Zgzip -z1 --format=1.0 -sn'
+Note that this will seem to leave a "source package"
+(.dsc and .tar.gz)
+in the parent directory,
+but that source package should not be used.
+It is likely to be broken.
+For more information see Debian bug #868527.
=head2 Debian Jessie or older