Sample changelog entries


gitlab (11.11.8+dfsg-1~fto10+1) buster-fasttrack; urgency=medium

  * Rebuild for buster-fasttrack.

 -- Pirate Praveen <>  Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:39:22 +0530


rails (2: buster-backports; urgency=medium

  * Rebuild for fasttrack/buster-backports.

 -- Pirate Praveen <>  Sun, 31 May 2020 20:28:43 +0530

Building packages for fasttrack


  1. Create buster-fasttrack branch from the last release tag (Example: git checkout -b buster-fasttrack debian/1.1.2-1. Use git log for finding last uploaded tag).
  2. Add new changelog entry: run dch --bpo and modify version s/~bpo/~fto/ and s/backports/fasttrack/)
  3. Optional: Update minimum version of gem2deb to 1.3 (and mention it in changelog), if it is a arch:any ruby package.
  4. Optional: Lower debhelper-compat to 11 (and mention it in changelog), if it is an arch:any package
  5. Add tag gbp tag --debian-branch=buster-fasttrack
  6. Sample sbuild command for building packages targetting fasttrack (you will have to download fasttrack-archive-key.asc from

sbuild -A -s --force-orig-source -c buster-amd64-sbuild \
--extra-repository='deb buster-backports main' \
--extra-repository='deb buildd-buster-backports main' \
--extra-repository='deb buster-backports main' \
--extra-repository='deb buster-fasttrack main' \
--extra-repository-key=$HOME/fasttrack-archive-key.asc \
--build-dep-resolver=aspcud -d buster-fasttrack --no-run-lintian "$@"

You can also check this package with buster-fasttrack branch