pbuilder is useful for building debs in a clean environment to ensure that you have the correct build depends etc.


sudo apt install pbuilder

Create the chroot

sudo pbuilder create --debootstrapopts --variant=buildd

If you want a different distro release use

sudo pbuilder create --debootstrapopts --variant=buildd --distribution bionic

Enabling universe

Add universe to the chroot sources

echo """COMPONENTS="main restricted universe multiverse"
if [ "$DIST" == "squeeze" ]; then
    echo "Using a Debian pbuilder environment because DIST is $DIST"
    COMPONENTS="main contrib non-free"
fi""" | tee -a ~/.pbuilderrc

Update the chroot

sudo pbuilder update --override-config

Adding a PPA

Add the folllowing code to your pbuilder configuration to add the stable-phone-overlay PPA.

OTHERMIRROR="deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ci-train-ppa-service/stable-phone-overlay/ubuntu xenial main"

Note: Currently setting untrusted to true, should instead use APTKEYRINGS or DEBOOTSTRAPOPTS ?


sudo pbuilder --build *.dsc

If you are using a different distro use

sudo pbuilder --build *.dsc --distribution bionic

Untrusted packages

If you are using PPAs or have untrusted packages use the following build command.

sudo pbuilder --allow-untrusted --build *.dsc

Missing packages

If you know the file that is missing but not the package look at Package for file