Packaging guide refers to debuild instead of dpkg-buildpackage

Bug #112619 reported by David Planella
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Ubuntu Documentation

Bug Description

On the current feisty 'packaging-guide' package, "Packaging From Scratch" section, there is a typo whereby the 'warning' and 'info' tips at the end of the file refer to 'debuild' instead of 'dpkg-buildpackage', which is the only packaging tool described on that section.

This can be specially misleading, since the commented environment variables are only valid for 'dpkg-buildpackage'

LaserJock (laserjock)
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Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

I can confirm that this is inconsistent. However, debuild calls dpkg-buildpackage, so the environment variables are valid anyway. Either using debuild everywhere or dpkg-buildpackage everywhere should both be fine.

Roughly, debuild calls dpkg-buildpackage, runs lintian/linda, and signs the .changes/.dsc files using debsign (instead of letting dpkg-buildpackage do the signing itself). Some package guides use only debuild, other guides use only dpkg-buildpackage, personally I don't know which way is considered the canonical way.

Changed in ubuntu-doc:
status: New → Confirmed
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Rich Johnson (nixternal) wrote :

Moved to due to being maintained on the wiki now. Thank you!

Rich Johnson (nixternal)
Changed in ubuntu-doc:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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