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Configuration file for buildd.

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buildd.conf - configuration file for buildd


buildd.conf is a Perl script which is sourced by buildd to permit configuration. It is run in a sandbox and restricted to setting a small number of variables, detailed below, which may be set to configure the behaviour of buildd. Each variable has an internal name, shown in all caps, and a perl variable showing the default setting. Note that the internal name is not accessible within buildd.conf; only the variable may be assigned. Also note that some of the defaults are set to be unique for each build, and so some of the defaults shown here are unique to the user and system used to build sbuild, and will be different for your system. While buildd permits many aspects of its behaviour to be configured, this should not nor‐ mally be required. The defaults should be adequate for most uses, and should only be changed if you are doing something more advanced, or have specialist requirements.


Build environment PATH STRING type. PATH to set when running dpkg-buildpackage. Related sbuild(1) command line options: --use-snapshot Default: $path = '/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games'; Build options BUILD_ARCH STRING type. Build architecture (Arch we are building on). Related sbuild(1) command line options: --arch --build build_arch = ...; BUILD_PROFILES STRING type. Build profiles. Separated by spaces. Related sbuild(1) command line options: --profiles Default: $build_profiles = ''; DISTRIBUTION STRING type. Default distribution. By default, no distribution is defined, and the user must specify it with the -d option. However, a default may be configured here if desired. Users must take care not to upload to the wrong distribution when this option is set, for example experimental packages will be built for upload to unstable when this is not what is required. Related sbuild(1) command line options: -d --dist Default: $distribution = undef; DISTRIBUTIONS ARRAY:HASH:SCALAR type. List of distributions that buildd should take packages from Example: $distributions = [ { # name of the suite to build (also used to query wanna-build) dist_name => ["unstable", "testing"], # architecture to be built (will be passed to sbuild and can be # used to compute wanna_build_db_name) built_architecture => undef, # host on which wanna-build is run wanna_build_ssh_host => "", # user as who we are going to connect to the host running wanna-build wanna_build_ssh_user => "buildd_arch", # SSH control socket path for ssh -S option wanna_build_ssh_socket => "", # Additional SSH options used when connecting wanna_build_ssh_options => [], # database used for wanna-build wanna_build_db_name => "arch/build-db", # Username to use for wanna-build. wanna_build_db_user => $Buildd::username, # Local queue directory where binaries are stored before uploaded # by dupload. You need to configure this directory in # @upload_queues to get packages uploaded from there. dupload_local_queue_dir => "upload", # list of packages which shouldn't be picked up by buildd no_auto_build => [], # list of packages which should only be taken if there absolutely # nothing else to do (probably packages included in no_auto_build # because they take too long) weak_no_auto_build => [], # regex used to filter out unwanted packages: #no_build_regex => "^(contrib/|non-free/)?non-US/", # regex used to filter packages to build: #build_regex => "", # mail addr of buildd admin handling packages from this distribution logs_mailed_to => $admin_mail, # schroot name (or alias) of the chrooted environment to use for # building (will be passed to sbuild). sbuild's default is # the first of $distribution-$arch-sbuild, $distribution-sbuild, # $distribution-$arch and $distribution. sbuild_chroot => undef, } ]; distributions = ...; HOST_ARCH STRING type. Host architecture (Arch we are building for) Related sbuild(1) command line options: --arch --host host_arch = ...; NICE_LEVEL NUMERIC type. Nice level to run sbuild. Dedicated build daemons should not be niced. Default: $nice_level = 10; Core options BUILD_USER STRING type. Username used for running dpkg-buildpackage. By default the user run‐ ning sbuild is used within the chroot as well but that might allow a process from within the chroot to break out of the chroot by attaching to a process running out‐ side the chroot with eg. gdb and then becoming root inside the chroot through sch‐ root and thus be able to leave the chroot. build_user = ...; Daemon DAEMON_LOG_FILE STRING type. Main buildd daemon log file daemon_log_file = ...; DELAY_AFTER_GIVE_BACK NUMERIC type. Time to avoid packages that have automatically been given back by sbuild (in minutes) Default: $delay_after_give_back = 480; IDLE_SLEEP_TIME NUMERIC type. Time to sleep when idle (in seconds) between wanna-build --list=needs-build calls) Default: $idle_sleep_time = 300; MAX_SBUILD_FAILS NUMERIC type. Maximum number of times sbuild can fail before sleeping Default: $max_sbuild_fails = 2; MIN_FREE_SPACE NUMERIC type. Minimum free space (in KiB) on build filesystem Default: $min_free_space = 51200; NO_DETACH BOOL type. Disable becoming a daemon, for debugging purposes. Set to 1 to stop daemonising, otherwise set to 0 to become a daemon. Default: $no_detach = 0; PIDFILE STRING type. PID file to identify running daemon. pidfile = ...; SHOULD_BUILD_MSGS BOOL type. Should buildd send "Should I build" messages? Default: $should_build_msgs = 1; Logging options DEBUG NUMERIC type. Debug logging level Default: $debug = 0; VERBOSE NUMERIC type. Verbose logging level Default: $verbose = 0; Mail ADMIN_MAIL STRING type. email address for admin Default: $admin_mail = 'root'; ERROR_MAIL_WINDOW NUMERIC type. If more than five error mails are received within the specified time (in seconds), do not forward (to avoid possible mail loops) Default: $error_mail_window = 28800; LOG_QUEUED_MESSAGES BOOL type. Log success messages from upload queue daemon? Default: $log_queued_messages = 0; Programs APT_GET STRING type. Path to apt-get binary Default: $apt_get = 'apt-get'; MAILPROG STRING type. Program to use to send mail Default: $mailprog = '/usr/sbin/sendmail'; SSH STRING type. Path to ssh binary Default: $ssh = 'ssh'; SUDO STRING type. Path to sudo binary Default: $sudo = 'sudo'; Uploader UPLOAD_QUEUES ARRAY:HASH:SCALAR type. Package upload queues Example: $upload_queues = [ { # Local queue directory where binaries are stored before uploaded # by dupload. dupload_local_queue_dir => "upload", # Upload site for buildd-upload to pass to dupload(1); see # /etc/dupload.conf for possible values. dupload_archive_name => "anonymous-ftp-master", }, { # Local queue directory where binaries are stored before uploaded # by dupload. dupload_local_queue_dir => "upload-security", # Upload site for buildd-upload to pass to dupload(1); see # /etc/dupload.conf for possible values. dupload_archive_name => "security", } ]; upload_queues = ...; Watcher BUILD_LOG_KEEP NUMERIC type. Number of days until build logs are archived Default: $build_log_keep = 2; DAEMON_LOG_KEEP NUMERIC type. Number of days until old daemon logs are archived in a .tar.gz file Default: $daemon_log_keep = 7; DAEMON_LOG_ROTATE NUMERIC type. Number how many days until daemon logs are rotated (one is kept as daemon.log.old, others are moved to old-logs and gzipped) Default: $daemon_log_rotate = 1; DAEMON_LOG_SEND BOOL type. email rotated daemon logs to the admin? Default: $daemon_log_send = 1; NO_WARN_PATTERN STRING type. Don't complain about old files if they match the regexp. Default: $no_warn_pattern = '^build/(SKIP|REDO|SBUILD-GIVEN- BACK|buildd\.pid|[^/]*.ssh|chroot-[^/]*|current-[^/]*)$'; PKG_LOG_KEEP NUMERIC type. Number of days until to package logs are archived Default: $pkg_log_keep = 7; STATISTICS_MAIL STRING type. email address for statistics summaries Default: $statistics_mail = 'root'; STATISTICS_PERIOD NUMERIC type. Period for statistic summaries (days) Default: $statistics_period = 7; WARNING_AGE NUMERIC type. Age (in days) after which a warning is issued for files in upload and dirs in build Default: $warning_age = 7; wanna-build client BUILT_ARCHITECTURE STRING type. Architecture for database wanna_build_built_architecture = ...; WANNA_BUILD_DB_NAME STRING type. Database name Default: $wanna_build_db_name = undef; WANNA_BUILD_DB_USER STRING type. Database user wanna_build_db_user = ...; WANNA_BUILD_SSH_HOST STRING type. Host for SSH connection Default: $wanna_build_ssh_host = ''; WANNA_BUILD_SSH_OPTIONS ARRAY:STRING type. SSH options. Note this is an array reference. Default: $wanna_build_ssh_options = []; WANNA_BUILD_SSH_SOCKET STRING type. Socket for SSH connection Default: $wanna_build_ssh_socket = ''; WANNA_BUILD_SSH_USER STRING type. Username for SSH connection Default: $wanna_build_ssh_user = '';


/etc/buildd/buildd.conf Configuration, maintained by the system administrator. This may be used to over‐ ride the defaults. ~/.builddrc User-specific configuration.


Roman Hodek <>. sbuild is based on debbuild, written by James Troup <> and has been modi‐ fied by Ben Collins <>, Ryan Murray <>, Francesco Paolo Lovergine <>, Michael Banck <>, and Roger Leigh <>
Copyright © 1998-2000 Roman Hodek <> Copyright © 1998-1999 James Troup <> Copyright © 2003-2006 Ryan Murray <> Copyright © 2001-2003 Rick Younie <> Copyright © 2003-2004 Francesco Paolo Lovergine <> Copyright © 2005 Michael Banck <> Copyright © 2005-2009 Roger Leigh <>


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