Build from bootstrap packages is important, you sometimes forget some packages
Build-Depends, or you found some FTBFS that will not happen with your
I’ve been using sbuild for that purpose, but now that everyone is talking about Docker, I want to be part of it.
I use the Docker registry with
debian:stable base image.
FROM debian:stable MAINTAINER Laurent Arnoud "email@example.com" ENV DEBIAN_FRONTEND noninteractive ENV DEBIAN_PRIORITY critical ENV DEBCONF_NOWARNINGS yes RUN apt-get update && apt-get -y upgrade RUN apt-get -y --no-install-recommends install devscripts equivs WORKDIR /root ADD . /root RUN mk-build-deps -t "apt-get -y --no-install-recommends" -i "debian/control" RUN dpkg-buildpackage -b RUN debi VOLUME /output CMD cp *.deb ../*.deb /output
This is a generic
Dockerfile. I’m installing required scripts and tools to
build a package.
Install build dependencies with
mk-build-deps that create a fake package for
that. You can use
apt-get build-dep if the package is already in the
Debian repository and have deb-src on your list.
I’m finally building a binary package, and install it on the container, to see if everything is fine.
To build the container and the package:
docker build -t debian_package_build . docker run --rm -v /tmp:/output debian_package_build
The package will be present in
/tmp on your host.