usage: mini-buildd [-h] [--version] [-W HTTPD_BIND] [-S SMTP]

  • [-U DEDICATED_USER] [-H HOME] [-F PIDFILE] [-f] [-v] [-q] [-l LOGGERS] [-d OPTION,..] [-P PASSWORD] [-D APP[.MODEL]] [-L FILE] [-R]

Minimal Debian build daemon.

optional arguments:

-h, --help

show this help message and exit


show program's version number and exit

daemon arguments:

-W HTTPD_BIND, --httpd-bind HTTPD_BIND

Web Server IP/Hostname and port to bind to. (default:

-S SMTP, --smtp SMTP

SMTP credentials in format '[USER]:[PASSWORD]@smtp|ssmtp://HOST:PORT'. (default: :@smtp://localhost:25)


Force a custom dedicated user name (to run as a different user than 'mini-buildd'). (default: minibuildd)

-H HOME, --home HOME

Run with this home dir. The only use case to change this for debugging, really. (default: \,/home/absurd\/)


Set pidfile path. (default: /home/absurd/

-f, --foreground

Don't daemonize, log to console. (default: False)

logging and debugging arguments:

-v, --verbose

Lower log level. Give twice for max logs. (default: 0)

-q, --quiet

Tighten log level. Give twice for min logs. (default: 0)

-l LOGGERS, --loggers LOGGERS

Comma-separated list of loggers (file,syslog,console) to use. (default: file,syslog)

-d OPTION,.., --debug OPTION,..

Comma-separated list of special debugging options: 'exception' (log tracebacks in exception handlers), 'http' (put http server [cherrypy] in debug mode), 'webapp' (put web application [django] in debug mode), 'keep' (keep spool and temporary directories), 'profile' (produce cProfile dump in log directory). (default: )

database arguments:

-P PASSWORD, --set-admin-password PASSWORD

Update password for django superuser named 'admin'; user is created if non-existent yet. (default: None)

-D APP[.MODEL], --dumpdata APP[.MODEL]

Dump database contents for app[.MODEL] as JSON file (see 'django-admin dumpdata'). (default: None)

-L FILE, --loaddata FILE

INTERNAL USE ONLY, use with care! Load JSON file into database (see 'django-admin loaddata'). (default: None)

-R, --remove-system-artifacts

INTERNAL USE ONLY, use with care! Bulk-remove associated data of all objects that might have produced artifacts on the system. (default: False)

RELATED TO mini-buildd…

This manual page only describes the call syntax of the mini-buildd program, which you will only really need for fine-tuning, debugging or testing.

End-users usually just go with the online manual, which is always available through mini-buildd's web interface. In a standard install, it's available at