This man page documents the packaged version of buildd. This version is maintained by the buildd-tools project developers on Alioth (


buildd is a daemon used to automatically build Debian packages from source. wanna-build is used to find and claim packages for building, while sbuild is used to build the packages. The helper programs buildd-mail, buildd-uploader and buildd-watcher are used to perform various housekeeping tasks to keep the system running.



Configuration, maintained by the system administrator. This may be used to override the defaults.


User-specific configuration.


Roman Hodek <[email protected]>.

sbuild is based on debbuild, written by James Troup <[email protected]> and has been modified by

Ben Collins <[email protected]>,
Ryan Murray <[email protected]>,
Francesco Paolo Lovergine <[email protected]>,
Michael Banck <m[email protected]>, and
Roger Leigh <[email protected]>


Copyright \[co] 1998-2000 Roman Hodek <roman\>
Copyright \[co] 1998-1999 James Troup <troup\>
Copyright \[co] 2003-2006 Ryan Murray <rmurray\>
Copyright \[co] 2001-2003 Rick Younie <younie\>
Copyright \[co] 2003-2004 Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie\>
Copyright \[co] 2005      Michael Banck <mbanck\>
Copyright \[co] 2005-2008 Roger Leigh <rleigh\>

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