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          deb-buildinfo - Debian build information file format


          Each Debian source package build can record the build
          information in a .buildinfo control file, which contains a
          number of fields in deb822(5) format.

          Each field begins with a tag, such as Source or Binary (case
          insensitive), followed by a colon, and the body of the field
          (case sensitive unless stated otherwise).  Fields are
          delimited only by field tags.  In other words, field text
          may be multiple lines in length, but the installation tools
          will generally join lines when processing the body of the
          field (except in case of the multiline fields Binary-Only-
          Changes, Installed-Build-Depends, Environment,
          Checksums-Md5, Checksums-Sha1 and Checksums-Sha256, see

          The control data might be enclosed in an OpenPGP ASCII
          Armored signature, as specified in RFC4880.

          The name of the .buildinfo file will depend on the type of
          build and will be as specific as necessary but not more; for
          a build that includes any the name will be source-
          name_binary-version_arch.buildinfo, or otherwise for a build
          that includes all the name will be source-name_binary-
          version_all.buildinfo, or otherwise for a build that
          includes source the name will be source-name_source-

          Format: format-version (required)
              The value of this field declares the format version of
              the file.  The syntax of the field value is a version
              number with a major and minor component.  Backward
              incompatible changes to the format will bump the major
              version, and backward compatible changes (such as field
              additions) will bump the minor version.  The current
              format version is 1.0.

          Source: source-name [(source-version)] (required)
              The name of the source package.  If the source version
              differs from the binary version, then the source-name
              will be followed by a source-version in parenthesis.
              This can happen when the build is for a binary-only
              non-maintainer upload.

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          Binary: binary-package-list (required in context)
              This folded field is a space-separated list of binary
              packages built.  If the build is source-only, then the
              field is omitted (since dpkg 1.20.0).

          Architecture: arch-list (required)
              This space-separated field lists the architectures of
              the files currently being built.  Common architectures
              are amd64, armel, i386, etc.  Note that the all value is
              meant for packages that are architecture independent.
              If the source for the package is also being built, the
              special entry source is also present.  Architecture
              wildcards must never be present in the list.

          Version: version-string (required)
              Typically, this is the original package's version number
              in whatever form the program's author uses.  It may also
              include a Debian revision number (for non-native
              packages).  The exact format and sorting algorithm are
              described in deb-version(7).

              This multiline field contains the concatenated text of
              the changelog entry for a binary-only non-maintainer
              upload (binNMU) if that is the case.  To make this a
              valid multiline field empty lines are replaced with a
              single full stop (oq.cq) and all lines are indented by one
              space character.  The exact content depends on the
              changelog format.

          Checksums-Md5: (required)
          Checksums-Sha1: (required)
          Checksums-Sha256: (required)
           checksum size filename
              These multiline fields contain a list of files with a
              checksum and size for each one.  These fields have the
              same syntax and differ only in the checksum algorithm
              used: MD5 for Checksums-Md5, SHA-1 for Checksums-Sha1
              and SHA-256 for Checksums-Sha256.

              The first line of the field value (the part on the same
              line as the field name followed by a colon) is always
              empty.  The content of the field is expressed as
              continuation lines, one line per file.  Each line
              consists of space-separated entries describing the file:
              the checksum, the file size, and the file name.

              These fields list all files that make up the build.

          Build-Origin: name
              The name of the distribution this package is originating

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          Build-Architecture: arch (required)
              The Debian architecture for the installation the
              packages is being built in.  Common architectures are
              amd64, armel, i386, etc.

          Build-Date: build-date
              The date the package was built.  It must be in the same
              format as the date in a deb-changelog(5) entry.

          Build-Kernel-Version: build-kernel-version
              The release and version (in an unspecified format) of
              the kernel running on the build system.  This field is
              only going to be present if the builder has explicitly
              requested it, to avoid leaking possibly sensitive

          Build-Path: build-path
              The absolute build path, which correspond to the
              unpacked source tree.  This field is only going to be
              present if the vendor has allowed it via some pattern
              match to avoid leaking possibly sensitive information.

              On Debian and derivatives only build paths starting with
              /build/ will emit this field.

              This folded field contains a space-separated list of
              non-exhaustive reason tags (formed by alphanumeric and
              dash characters) which identify why the current build
              has been tainted (since dpkg 1.19.5).

              On Debian and derivatives the following reason tags can
              be emitted:

                  The system has a merged /usr via aliased directories
                  (previously known as merged-usr-via-symlinks).  This
                  will confuse dpkg-query, dpkg-statoverride, dpkg-
                  trigger, update-alternatives and any other tool
                  using pathnames as keys into their databases, as it
                  creates filesystem aliasing problems, and messes
                  with the understanding of the filesystem that dpkg
                  has recorded in its database.  For build systems
                  that hardcode pathnames to specific binaries or
                  libraries on the resulting artifacts, it can also
                  produce packages that will be incompatible with
                  non-/usr-merged filesystems.


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                  The system has configuration files under

                  The system has header files under

                  The system has programs under /usr/local/bin or

                  The system has libraries, either static or shared
                  under /usr/local/lib.

          Installed-Build-Depends: (required)
              The list of installed and configured packages that might
              affect the package build process.

              The list consists of each package name, optionally
              arch-qualified for foreign architectures, with an exact
              version restriction, separated by commas.

              The list includes all essential packages, packages
              listed in Build-Depends, Build-Depends-Arch, Build-
              Depends-Indep source control fields, any vendor specific
              builtin dependencies, and all their recursive
              dependencies.  On Debian and derivatives the dependency
              builtin is build-essential.

              For dependencies coming from the source control fields,
              all dependency alternatives and all providers of virtual
              packages depended on will be included.

              The list of environment variables that are known to
              affect the package build process, with each environment
              variable followed by an equal sign (oq=cq) and the
              variable's quoted value, using double quotes (oq"cq), and
              backslashes escaped (oq\\cq).

          deb822(5), deb-changes(5), deb-version(7), dpkg-

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