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How can I make pbuilder use my apt-cacher-ng instance?

I have a apt-cacher-ng server on my LAN network, and I was wondering how I could "force" pbuilder to use it (to speed up package builds). Typical setup client-side of the cache goes something like ...
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What to use for building ubuntu/debian packages?

I've been inspecting different howto's and guides on how to build packages lately. And there seems to be a lot of ways one could go about it. So I'm a bit confused about what exactly to use. That is I'...
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How to create .deb package without packages for the dependencies available?

At the moment, I am diving into the .deb packaging system. I'm very new to this, so I have a question to you because I couldn't find an accurate answer on other sites. Assume I'd like to create a (...
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Building multi-arch packages locally

It's the first time I try to build debian/ubuntu packages for different architectures. For this, I decided to use pbuilder using the .pbuilderrc script from https://jodal.no/2015/03/08/building-arm-...
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cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails

I'm trying to create a build environment for Lucid, and calling cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails with the messages below: Get:1 http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg ...
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Resolving dependencies inside a pbuilder environment instead of on the host system

I'm attempting to build a package using pbuilder, and would prefer to not install build dependencies on my host computer so I can keep it clean. Whenever It try to build a package, I get the following ...
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Is there a way to convert a pbuilder base.tgz image to a .cow one?

I have this 862MB base.tgz image which is taking a considerable amount of time to decompress on every pbuilder invocation, I've read that there exist a cow alternative who keeps the files uncompressed ...
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Can I use a Debian package build environment to build Ubuntu packages?

I have a Debian wheezy server that I use to build packages using pbuilder and git-buildpackage. I can currently build packages for Debian sid, wheezy, and squeeze. I would like to use this same ...
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How do I run lintian from pbuilder-dist?

I am using pbuilder-dist to build my packages for Debian unstable and Ubuntu Precise. I want to know how to run lintian (and possibly other commands) inside a certain chroot. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on ...
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How to get a sid pbuilder in ubuntu

Before releasing packages to Debian (and later sync them to Ubuntu) I need to test them in a sid chroot, but I get this error on a clean 14.04 system: $ sudo DIST=sid ARCH=i386 pbuilder create [sudo] ...
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fakeroot and package building

We have developed a network pub/sub communication suite. It is in use across a number of different applications and domains, most notably on our payloads aboard the International Space Station (ISS). ...
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How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?

I am trying to use pbuilder to upload to PPA. Package builds ok with the command: sudo pbuilder build <package>_<version>.dsc But upload fails with error: Source/binary (i.e. mixed) ...
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apt without root or sudo?

I want to use apt (or pbuilder) to build a package in user's home directory. The home directory has enough space to hold the package's source, its dependencies and binary output. But the apt ...
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Howto handle packaging and development in one git repository?

From my point of view at the moment git-buildpackage is only intended for using upstream sources which are not in the same repository. I already have a git-buildpackage repository with the branches "...
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Why use sbuild over pbuilder?

There are numerous ways to build Debian packages in a clean and reproducible environment. Two of the most frequently used are pbuilder and sbuild. Personally, I've always used pbuilder. I find ...
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tmpfs for cowbuilder builds? [closed]

I'm a packager, so I often need to use cowbuilder or pbuilder to build packages either for my own use or when I'm sponsoring somebody elses' work. On my laptop, my disk isn't the fastest in the ...
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pbuilder-dist precise build *.dsc fails

I'm following this tutorial on the Ubuntu on how to fix a bug, but am encountering a problem when I try to build the source package. In the section entitled 'Testing the fix', the reader is told to ...
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Is it possible to run pbuilder without root privileges?

I realize that setting up pbuilder requires root privileges, but does each invocation really require root privileges? Is there any way of running pbuilder as a standard user?
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Getting set up with git-buildpackage, pbuilder, etc for software packaging

I'm packaging software at work and the scope has increased to have Lucid-based as well as Karmic-based versions. Right now I just build inside a Karmic vm using git-buildpackage calling debuild, but I'...
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How can I use local .deb files in my pbuilder builds?

Often I need to create packages which another package depend on (i.e. build dependencies). Instead of having all those packages first being build in my ppa (which can sometimes take some time), I ...