cdbs - common build system for Debian packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name cdbs
Package version 0.4.130+deb8u1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 293 B
Download size 75.25 KB
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This package contains the Common Debian Build System, an abstract build
system based on Makefile inheritance which is completely extensible and
overridable.  In other words, CDBS provides a sane set of default rules
upon which packages can build; any or all rules may be overridden as


Package Version Architecture Repository
cdbs_0.4.130+deb8u1_all.deb 0.4.130+deb8u1 all Debian Main
cdbs - - -


Type URL
Binary Package cdbs_0.4.130+deb8u1_all.deb
Source Package cdbs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cdbs deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cdbs




2016-07-25 - Dominic Hargreaves <>
cdbs (0.4.130+deb8u1) jessie-security; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Invoke Makefile.PL and Build.PL with perl -I. as part of the fixes
for CVE-2016-1238
2015-03-28 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.130) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix quoting of compiler flags in
Closes: bug#781076. Thanks to Niko Tyni.
2015-03-16 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.129) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix quoting of compiler flags in
Closes: bug#780592.
2015-03-06 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.128) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix resolve compiler flags in perl snippets:
+ Resolve perl-specific ccflags and cppflags (not only lddlflags),
as variables cdbs_perl_ccflags cdbs_perl_cppflags
Deprecate now unused variable cdbs_perl_makemaker_lddlflags.
+ Have snippet apply as lddlflags (not ldflags).
+ Have snippet include to properly
resolve default compiler flags.
+ Apply perl-specific compiler flags in all perl snippets (not only
+ Append (not prepend) perl-specific compiler flags to default (or
locally overridden) compiler flags.
Closes: bug#770767. Thanks to Niko Tyni.
* Fix support control fields case-insensitively.
Closes: bug#772429. Thanks to Guillem Jover.
2014-10-13 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.127) unstable; urgency=medium
* Fix use unversioned Python runtime for default flavor in and (see bug#377964).
* Fix detect Module::Build::Tiny more aggressively in
* Fix build MakeMaker-based Perl modules more verbosely. Introduce new
Thanks to intrigeri.
* Fix set LDFLAGS in
* Fix cdbs_set_nondefaultvars resolving to skip undefined variables.
* Improve buildflags resolving in
+ Drop obsolete hardcoded buildflags and variable DEB_OPT_FLAG:
dpkg-buildflags now included with dpkg-dev even in oldstable.
+ Speedup resolving by calling dpkg-buildflags only once.
+ Fix pass only documented supported environment variables to
dpkg-buildflags: Other DEB_* variables not safe to shell-quote.
* Acknowledge NMU. Thanks to Felipe Sateler and Simon Ruderich.
2014-10-11 - Felipe Sateler <>
cdbs (0.4.126+nmu1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Unbreak dpkg-buildflags call. Thanks to Simon Ruderich for the updated
patch. Closes: bug#712729.
2014-08-21 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.126) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Jonas Smedegaard ]
* Have install CONTRIBUTORS and CREDITS as documentation
files by default.
* Fix preserve compiler flags set using DEB_* environment variables,
Closes: bug#712729. Thanks to Simon Ruderich, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort
and Markus.
[ Charles Plessy ]
* Corrected a typo in the VCS URL.
2014-06-23 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.125) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix broken syntax in Urgency=high as this affects
packages getting auto-removed from testing.
Closes: bug#750300, #750271, #750277. Thanks to David Suárez.
2014-06-23 - Jonas Smedegaard <>
cdbs (0.4.124) unstable; urgency=medium
* Have resolve to build-depend on libmodule-build-perl
if not using Build::Module::Tiny (perl 5.19.0 onwards won't provide

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