This is a step by step tutorial about Build services setup for Wanna-build.

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Setup Buildd and Sbuild

INSTALL buildd

0. Installing sbuild

apt-get install sbuild schroot debootstrap

sbuild uses schroot to build packages. We'll create a directory for it and configure sbuild to use it.

mkdir -p /srv/chroot/<distribution>-<architecture>-sbuild
debootstrap wheezy /srv/chroot/<distribution>-<architecture>-sbuild
chown -R buildd:buildd /srv/chroot/<distribution>

Lets configure the chroot:

vim /etc/schroot/schroot.conf

The schroot's configuration file:

description=Debian wheezy (testing)

Configuring sbuild is explained here:

vim /etc/sbuild/sbuild.conf
sbuild-update --keygen
sbuild-createchroot --keyring=/etc/apt/trusted.gpg --arch=$arch $dist /srv/chroot/$dist-$arch-sbuild $mirror

vim /etc/fstab
mount -a

We'll now configure the schroot environment. We'll create two users and edit the sources.list file

echo "#!/bin/sh" > "$usersfile"
echo "groupadd -g $(id -g buildd) buildd" >> "$usersfile"
echo "useradd -u $(id -u buildd) -g $(id -g buildd) buildd" >> "$usersfile"
echo "groupadd -g $(id -g sbuild) sbuild" >> "$usersfile"
echo "useradd -u $(id -u sbuild) -g $(id -g sbuild) sbuild" >> "$usersfile"
chmod a+x "$usersfile"

chroot /srv/chroot/<distribution>
vim /etc/apt/sources.list

1. Disabling sbuild environment filters

vim /usr/share/perl5/Sbuild/ 

2. Install buildd and sudo

apt-get install buildd sudo

3. Patching buildd # patch buildd.patch

This file:


contains packages that will be skipped because the've already failed

Entropy tip

If while generating gpg-key there's not enough entropy, here's a command that can be useful for generating entropy:

find /usr /var /tmp /opt -type f -print0 | xargs -0 cat > /dev/null

Setup reprepro for local repository

0. Installing reprepro

apt-get install reprepro

1. Creating directories for the repository

mkdir -p /org/
cd /org/
mkdir conf dists incoming indices logs pool project

2. Configuring reprepro

cd /org/
vim distributions

Distributions file should content:

Origin: Alexander Pashaliyski
Label: Alexander Pashaliyski
Codename: wheezy
Architectures: i386 amd64 source
Components: main
Description: Alexander Pashaliyski APT Repository
SignWith: yes

Create and fill incoming conf file:

vim incoming

Incoming file should content:

Name: default
IncomingDir: incoming
TempDir: /tmp
Allow: wheezy wheezy-backports
Cleanup: on_deny on_error

Create and fill options conf file:

vim options

Options file should content:

basedir .

Create and fill uploaders conf file:

vim uploaders

Uploaders file should content

allow * by unsigned

cd ../indices
touch override.wheezy.main
touch override.wheezy.main.debian-installer
touch override.wheezy.main.src
cd ..

3. Generating gpg key

gpg --gen-key

4. Export the repository

reprepro -vb /org/ export

5. Adding packages to the repository To add a package to the repository, use one of these commands:

reprepro includedeb wheezy <deb filename>
reprepro includedsc wheezy <dsc filename>


reprepro includedeb wheezy openssh-client_5.9p1-5_amd64.deb
reprepro includedsc wheezy eglibc_2.13-32.dsc