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To build a package, abuild is used. Beside the package building functionality also options for other package maintainance tasks are provided.

If you just want to build a package from a APKBUILD file, only those two command are needed.

abuild checksum && abuild -r

Below all options and commands for abuild are listed.

abuild [options] [-i PKG] [-P REPODEST] [-p PKGDEST] [-s SRCDEST] [cmd] ...


abuild options

  • -h Show this help
  • -c Enable colored output
  • -m Disable colors (monochrome)
  • -q Quiet
  • -p Set package destination directory
  • -P Set PKGDEST to REPODEST/<repo>/\$CARCH, where repo is the parent's dir name
  • -s Set source package destination directory
  • -f Force specified cmd, even if they have already been done
  • -F Force run as root
  • -d Disable dependency checking
  • -r Install missing dependencies from system repository (using sudo)
  • -R Recursively build and install missing dependencies (using sudo)
  • -u Recursively build and upgrade all dependencies (using sudo)
  • -k Keep built packages, even if APKBUILD or sources are newer
  • -i Install PKG after successful build

abuild commands

  • sanitycheck Basic sanity check of APKBUILD
  • checksum Generate checksum to be included in APKBUILD
  • listpkg List target packages
  • sourcecheck Check if remote source package exists upstream
  • up2date Compare target and sources dates
  • fetch Fetch sources to \$SRCDEST and verify checksums
  • md5check Check md5sums
  • unpack Unpack sources to \$srcdir
  • build Compile and install package into \$pkgdir
  • package Create package in \$PKGDEST
  • rootpkg Run '$0 build package' as fakeroot
  • srcpkg Make a source package
  • installdeps Install packages listed in makedepends and depends
  • uninstalldeps Uninstall packages listed in makedepends and depends
  • clean Remove temp build and install dirs
  • cleanoldpkg Remove binary packages except current version
  • cleanpkg Remove already built binary and source package
  • cleancache Remove downloaded files from \$SRCDEST