dh_auto_build − automatically builds a package
dh_auto_build [buildsystemoptions] [debhelperoptions] [−−params]
dh_auto_build is a debhelper program that tries to automatically build a package. It does so by running the
appropriate command for the build system it detects the package uses. For example, if a Makefile is found,
this is done by running make (or MAKE, if the environment variable is set). If there’s a setup.py, or
Build.PL, it is run to build the package.
This is intended to work for about 90% of packages. If it doesn’t work, you’re encouraged to skip using
dh_auto_build at all, and just run the build process manually.
See ‘‘BUILD SYSTEM OPTIONS’’ in debhelper (7) for a list of common build system selection and control
Pass ‘‘params’’ to the program that is run. These can be used to supplement or override any standard
parameters that dh_auto_build passes.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>