Package Details: pbuilder 0.231-1

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Package Base: pbuilder
Description: Personal package builder for Debian packages
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: J5lx
Maintainer: J5lx
Last Packager: J5lx
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2020-05-12 11:04 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-06-04 10:38 (UTC)

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J5lx commented on 2022-06-04 10:39 (UTC)

Ah sorry, I had prepared the update a while ago but forgot to commit it

ragreener1 commented on 2022-06-01 12:20 (UTC)


Would you update it. The following patch will work:

From 996ba9c17ec5f3e05eeeac3d1fe66bbc982f4976 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Robert Greener <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2022 13:19:35 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] Update pbuilder to 0.231

Signed-off-by: Robert Greener <>
 PKGBUILD | 7 ++++---
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 58225c5..bda22f3 100644
@@ -1,7 +1,8 @@
 # Maintainer: Jakob Gahde <>
+# Contributor: Robert Greener <>

 pkgdesc="Personal package builder for Debian packages"
@@ -13,9 +14,9 @@ makedepends=('libxslt' 'tldp-xsl' 'po4a' 'dblatex')

 build() {

J5lx commented on 2020-09-25 21:55 (UTC)

dblatex is needed for generating the documentation.

pbuilder-ubuntu can be built without it because it simply takes the Ubuntu package (i.e. *.deb) and repackages it for Arch Linux, whereas this package omits the “middleman” and is built directly from the upstream source releases. Basically like this:

  • pbuilder-ubuntu AUR package (has no buildtime dependency on dblatex) ← pbuilder Ubuntu package (*.deb; has a buildtime dependency on dblatex) ← Upstream pbuilder sources
  • pbuilder AUR package (this one; has a buildtime dependency on dblatex) ← Upstream pbuilder sources

The main difference between this package and pbuilder-ubuntu is some Ubuntu-specific (default) configuration IIRC. The pbuilder-ubuntu maintainer might know more about it.

tuxayo commented on 2020-05-17 04:16 (UTC)

Is there a reason to need dblatex to build?

pbuilder-ubuntu can be built without it.

Atleast in basic usage (make base image for a container) I didn't see any difference between the two package. pbuilder-ubuntu and pbuilder.