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Debuild is a command line tool commonly used in Linux systems for building Debian packages. It is part of the devscripts package and is a powerful tool for package maintainers and developers.

  1. Debuild automates the process of building Debian packages from source code.
  2. It follows the Debian package building standards and allows developers to easily create packages for distribution.
  3. It simplifies the process of compiling the source code, installing dependencies, and creating the necessary package metadata files.
  4. Debuild uses the information provided in the Debian package control files, like the debian/control file, to determine the package's dependencies and build requirements.
  5. It automatically handles the steps involved in configuring the build environment, such as setting the appropriate compiler flags and paths.
  6. Debuild also supports the handling of patches applied to the source code, making it easier to maintain customized versions of packages.
  7. It provides various options for customization, such as overriding the default build behavior, specifying build targets and options, and modifying package metadata.
  8. Debuild integrates well with other Debian packaging tools like dpkg-buildpackage and pbuilder, allowing for a streamlined package creation workflow.
  9. It produces binary packages that can be easily installed using package managers like APT.
  10. Debuild provides comprehensive feedback and error messages during the build process, helping developers identify and resolve any issues or build failures.

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