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debomatic(1) General Commands Manual debomatic(1)


debomatic - Automatic build machine for Debian source packages


debomatic -c|--config conffile [-i|--interactive] [-q|--quit]


This tool provides a simple build machine for Debian source packages. It is designed to be very simple to use and self-sufficient during package build process and chroot updates. It support almost every Debian-based distribution, given its repositories follow standard Debian repository structure.

sbuild and an active Internet connection (broadband is suggested) are required in order for debomatic to work properly.

You have to run it using root privileges due to the chroot creation process.


You have to specify a configuration file for debomatic to work.
By default, debomatic runs in full daemon mode and it detaches itself from its parent. If you do not want this, you can use this option and debomatic will run in interactive mode.
Terminate running debomatic instance or remove obsolete locks left.


This manual page is Copyright 2007-2022 Luca Falavigna <>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

2015-01-15 debomatic