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NAME ^

Documentation for pb configuration files

DESCRIPTION ^

pb helps you build various packages directly from your project sources. In order to work correctly, it relies on a certain number of configuration files. Most of these configuration parameters can be setup in all the configuration files, however, they generally make more sense in a specific one, which is indicated. There are mainly 4 configuration files, the one in the home directory of the user (used first), the one from the project (use in second), the one in the VM/VE hosting directory, and the one provided by the tool in /etc/pb or /usr/local/etc/pb (lastly).

SYNOPSIS ^

Those files have the same format, which is near from a perl hash structure: keyword key = value1[,value2,...]

The key could be also default, in which case it will be used as a default value if no more precise content is given for the key.

Each value is detailed below giving the nature of its use (Mandatory or Optional - only used for certain feature), the value of the key (could be the project, an OS name, default, ...), the value of the parameter field and its format, the default configuration file in which it should be defined (home $HOME/.pbrc, conf /etc/pb/pb.conf or /usr/local/etc/pb/pb.conf, VE vepath/.pbrc, VM vmpath/.pbrc, or project project.pb) and an example of use.

OPTIONS ^

addrepo
 Nature: Optional
Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: comma separated list of URLs that point to repository files, or packages to install. The values may not include substitutions.
 Conffile: project
 Example: addrepo centos-5-x86_64 = file:///prj/extras.repo,http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5.8/extras/x86_64/RPMS/chrpath-0.13-3.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
checkexclude
 Nature: Optional
 Key: package (as provided in defpkgdir or extpkgdir)
 Value: comma separated list of OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch) that are excluded from the checkssh command (no build made for them). The OS name is generaly used here.
 Conffile: project
 Example: checkexclude pkg1 = centos,lsb,solaris
cpandir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause directory to upload new modules
 Conffile: pb
 Example: cpandir default = incoming
cpanpasswd
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause user's password
 Conffile: home
 Example: cpanpasswd default = mycomplicatedpwd
cpanpause
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause site to upload new modules
 Conffile: pb
 Example: cpanpause default = pause.perl.org
cpansubdir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause subdirectory in the user's area to upload into
 Conffile: pb
 Example: cpansubdir default = mydir
cpanurl
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause URL to activate the upload mecanism
 Conffile: pb
 Example: cpanurl default = http://pause.perl.org/pause/authenquery
cpanuser
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: CPAN Pause user
 Conffile: home
 Example: cpanuser default = XXX
defpkgdir
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: comma separated list of packages built by default in this project. When not using any package name as a parameter to pb commands, this list will be used.
 Conffile: project
 Example: defpkgdir mondorescue = mondo,mindi NB: a default value is not really meaningful.
delivery
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: directory where to deliver packages once built for ftp/web access.
 Conffile: project
 Example: delivery mondorescue = prod
extpkgdir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: comma separated list of packages built in addition in this project. When using the all package name as a parameter to pb commands, this list will be used, in addition to the defpkgdir list.
 Conffile: project
 Example: extpkgdir mondorescue = mondo-doc,mindi-mindibusybox
filteredfiles
 Nature: Optional
 Key: package (as provided in defpkgdir or extpkgdir)
 Value: comma separated list of files that will be filtered using the macro system from pb, during the creation of the compressed source tar files for this package. Their path is relative to the directory containing the package.
 Conffile: project
 Example: filteredfiles mindi = rootfs/sbin/init,mindi,install.sh,doc/mindi.8
ftp_proxy
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: string indicating the proxy to use
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ftp_proxy default = http://example.com:3128/
http_proxy
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: string indicating the proxy to use
 Conffile: pb
 Example: http_proxy default = http://example.com:3128/
logcmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: internal (the application then handles the logging of what it finds useful) or the name of an application to launch to log context (e.g. sos, cfg2html, ...).
 Conffile: pb
 Example: logcmd pbmkbm = sos
logcmds
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: In case the B<logcmd> command is internal, a comma separated list of the commands whose trace execution is to be captured in order to log context.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: logcmds pbmkbm = mount,lsmod,esxcfg-module -l,df -T
logfiles
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: In case the B<logcmd> command is internal, a comma separated list of the files to capture in order to log context.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: logfiles pbmkbm = /etc/raidtab,/proc/cmdline,/proc/swaps
logopt
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: In case the B<logcmd> command is not internal, the options of the B<logcmd> application to launch to log context
 Conffile: pb
 Example: logcmd pbmkbm = --all
mkbmbootcmds
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: comma separated list of commands to be copied from the original OS to the target boot media tree (works recursively for directory creation on the target). Their actual path is deduced from the PATH variable.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmbootcmds linux = perl,awk,gawk,dd,grep,uname
mkbmbootdirs
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: comma separated list of directories to be copied from the original OS to the target boot media tree (works recursively on the target).
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmbootdirs linux = /etc/ssh,/etc/udev,/etc/mdadm
mkbmbootfiles
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: comma separated list of files to be copied from the original OS to the target boot media tree (works recursively for directory creation on the target).
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmbootfiles linux = /etc/mdadm.conf,/etc/raidtab,/etc/modprobe.conf
mkbmkerneldir
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: path of the directory containing your kernel.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmkerneldir linux = /boot
mkbmkernelfile
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: full path of the your kernel.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmkernelfile linux = /boot/vmlinuz-specific
mkbmkernelnamere
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: Perl Regular Expression allowing to find OS kernel names in the B<kerneldir> directory.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmkerneldir linux = ^linu|^vmlinu|^xen
mkbmpath
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: path of the temporary directory into which the boot media is created.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmpath default = /var/cache/pbmkbm
mkbmtargetdirs
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: comma separated list of empty directory paths to be created on the target boot media.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: mkbmtargetdirs linux = /tmp,/dev
namingtype
 Nature: Optional
 Key: package (as provided in defpkgdir or extpkgdir)
 Value: perl, if packages are CPAN perl modules that need to be named respecting the distribution perl convention (perl-Name for rpm, libname-perl for deb)
 Conffile: project
 Example: namingtype ProjectBuilder = perl
osambiguous
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). In that case, should be an OS name.
 Value: comma separated list of distributions which use the same file name in /etc for different distributions (ex: /etc/redhat-release for redhat, rhel, mandriva,...). Cf: B<osrelambfile>
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osambiguous debian = debian,ubuntu
oschkcmd
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: package checker tool.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: oschkcmd deb = /usr/bin/lintian
oschkopt
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: package checker tool options.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: oschkcmd rpm = -i
oscmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: tool (pb or rpmbootstrap)
 Value: come separated list of commands that are mandatory on the underlying system
 Conffile: pb
 Example: oscmd pb = tar,ls
oscmdopt
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: tool (pb or rpmbootstrap)
 Value: come separated list of commands that are optional on the underlying system
 Conffile: pb
 Example: oscmd pb = svn2cl,svn,cvs
oscodename
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). In that case, should be an os-ver.
 Value: code name. Mostly useful for debian and ubuntu, due to debootstrap.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: oscodename debian-5.0 = lenny
osfamily
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). In that case, should be an os.
 Value: OS family name (used to group similar distribution for handling)
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osfamily debian = du
osins
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: OS command to lauch in order to automatically install packages on it.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osins fedora = sudo yum -y install
osmindep
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Value: comma separated list of packages needed before setupvm|ve can be run. Install them with your distribution in VM or automatically in VE when possible.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osmindep default = perl,sudo,wget,tar,make,gzip
osnover
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: true|false. True means that this OS has no need to keep the version
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osnover gentoo = true
ospatchcmd
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: package patch command. For RPM is implicit.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ospatchcmd deb = /usr/bin/patch
ospatchopt
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: package patch options.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ospatchcmd deb = -s -p1
ospathcmd-*
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: Full path name of the command mentioned after the '-' for the relative OS
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ospathcmd-halt solaris = /usr/sbin/halt, ospathcmd-halt default = /sbin/halt
osperldep
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: comma separated list of perl modules needed by pb and not provided in a package format for the relative OS, and that will be installed from CPAN in your VM/VE.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osperldep rhel-5 = Module-Build,File-MimeInfo,File-BaseDir,Mail-Sendmail
osperlver
 Nature: Mandatory (for each module mentioned in B<osperldep>)
 Key: Perl Module (as defined in B<osperldep>)
 Value: Version of the perl module that needs to be found on CPAN.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: Date-Manip = 5.54
ospkg
 Nature: Optional (Mandatory if pbinstalltype is pkg)
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: comma separated list of packages that have to be installed in order for pb to be operational in the VE|VM
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ospkg rhel-5 = project-builder
ospkgdep
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: comma separated list of packages that are needed by pb and should be installed automatically in the VM/VE during the setupvm|ve phasis by pb.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ospkgdep rhel-5 = wget,make,ntp,patch,perl-DateManip
osrelambfile
 Nature: Mandatory (per OS mentioned in B<osambiguous>)
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). Should be the OS name here.
 Value: full path name of the ambiguous file describing that distribution, as well as some others. All the distributions mentioned here should also be mentioned with their ambiguous other distribution in the B<osambiguous> parameter.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osrelambfile debian = /etc/debian_version
osrelexpr
 Nature: Mandatory (per OS mentioned in B<osrelambfile> and B<osrelfile>)
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: the perl regular expression used to parse the B<osrelambfile> in order to extract from it the version of the distribution (in parenthesis to allow its usage as $1 by perl)
 Conffile: pb
osrelexpr rhel = Red Hat (?:Enterprise Linux|Linux Advanced Server) .*release ([0-9.]+).* \(
 Example: 
osrelfile
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). Should be the OS name here.
 Value: full path name of the file describing non-ambiguously that distribution. There should be a bijection between the file and the distribution name.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osrelfile fedora = /etc/fedora-release
osremovedotinver
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: true|false. If true, then no '.' (dot) character is kept in the version name of that OS.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osremovedotinver redhat = true
osrepo
 Nature: Optional (Mandatory if pbinstalltype is pkg)
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: comma separated list of packages, yum repo or apt sources.list files to be added to the VE|VM to support package installation of pb
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osrepo rpm = ftp://ftp.project-builder.org/$ddir/$dver/pb.repo
ossha
 Nature: Optional (Mandatory if rpm type of package)
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: sha algorithm used br createrepo
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ossha fedora-10 = sha1
ossuffix
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: suffix that will be used in the name of the packages created. By default, concatenation of OS name and version.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ossuffix mandriva = mdv
ostype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: build type grouping packages family. This is used internaly by pb to make various handling depending on that build type.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ostype rh = rpm, ostype md = rpm, ostype novell = rpm
osupd
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: OS command to lauch in order to automatically update th VM|VE
 Conffile: pb
 Example: osupd fedora = sudo yum -y update
ossueminorrel
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: Should that OS distinguish between its minor version, considering them as different versions or not. Typically for CentOS where .x versions make incompatible changes.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: ossueminorrel centos = true
pbconfurl
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: B<pb URL> giving access to where the pb configuration dir is stored. Under that directory you have the same tree infrastructure as the upstream project, and under the pb packaging infra, including the project configuration file. Cf: man 
 Conffile: home|project
 Example: pbconfurl fossology = svn+ssh://user@svn.project-builder.org/mondo/svn/pb/projects/fossology/pbconf, cvs+ssh://:ext:user@linuxcoe.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/linuxcoe/pbconf
pbdefdir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: local directory under which every pb related operation will take place. if not defined then /var/cache. A default value is highly interesting here. If you want to use VMs/VEs, then use $ENV{'HOME'} to make it portable to it.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbdefdir default = $ENV{'HOME'}/local/pb/projects
pbgpgcheck
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: Whether the repository file should be generated specifying that gpg checking of the packages is on. Note that failures to sign packages is tolerated by default, which means that signatures can fail making the repository file generated not work. The default is to require gpg checks (value is 1)
 Conffile: project
 Example: pbgpgcheck Lintel = 0
pbinstalltype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: file or pkg. Indicates how pb will be installed during the setupve|vm phase in the virtual environment|machine, using CPAN files or upstream packages. Only the dev team needs to use file as packages do not yet exist for it. Or when no repository exists to pull project-builder.org from.
 Conffile: pb
pbml
 Nature: Optional (Mandatory if using announce command)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: white space separated list of e-mail adresses used to send announces with the pb announce option.
 Conffile: project
 Example: pbml pb = pb-announce@project-builder.org pb-devel@project-builder.org
pbpackager
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: Firstname Name and e-mail address of the person packaging the software.
 Conffile: project
 Example: pbpackager pb = Bruno Cornec <bruno@project-builder.org>
pbparallel
 Nature: Optional
 Key: tool (pb or rpmbootstrap)
 Value: number of processes to execute in parallel. By default use the number of cores.
 Conffile: pb
 Example: pbparallel pb = 12
pbpassfile
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: File containing the GPG passphrase that is used to sign packages
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbpassfile pb = /users/me/secret/passfile
pbpasspath
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: The directory under which will be found your secret GPG key file.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbpasspath pb = /home/me/.gnupg
pbpassphrase
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: The GPG passphrase that is used to sign packages. Putting it in your conf file has security implications.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbpassphrase pb = TheSecretPassPhrase
pbprojdir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: local directory under which the project is locally exported. NB: a default value is highly interesting here. By default pbdefdir/projectname
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbprojdir mondorescue = $ENV{'HOME'}/local/mondorescue
pbrepo
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: URL of the server hosting the upstream tar file.
 Conffile: project
 Example: pbrepo mondorescue = ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org
pbshowsudo
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: false (by default), meaning that sudo commands executed with pb_system won't be shown in details, but that the associated comment will be used. For security cncerns, you may want to turn it to true in order to see what pb does with sudo to be safe. Turned on by debug flag.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbshowsudo mondorescue = true
pbsmtp
 Nature: Optional (Mandatory if using the announce command)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: FQDN of the mail server to use to send announces. NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbsmtp mondorescue = localhost
pbsockscmd
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: name of the command to use to socksify network calls. NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbsockscmd default = tsocks
pbstoponerr
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: false (by default), meaning that commands giving errors will not stop execution of the pb job. For quicker error solving, you may want to turn it to true in order to stop at the first error. Be aware that project-builder.org is not robust enough to work fully correctly with this on. Especially some commands may in a justified way error out, and you still want the process to go on.
 Conffile: home
 Example: pbstoponerr mondorescue = true
pburl
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: B<pb URL> giving access to where the project is stored. Normaly provided by the project, but could be overloaded for specific authentication information in the home configuration file or when using a DVCS
 Conffile: home|project
 Example: pburl linuxcoe = cvs+ssh://:ext:user@linuxcoe.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/linuxcoe, pburl pb = svk:////local/pb
pbusesshagent
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: false means that you want pb to create a dedicated SSH key pair to dialog with VM|RM and false that you prefer to use an existing SSH Agent instead and existing keys
 Conffile: pb
 Example: pbusesshagent default = false
pbwf
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: whatever. As soon as this is defined, then that project is known as not well formed (have a subdirectory in its tar file under which all sources are put named project-version). This should be reported upstream to the project. tar files generated by project-builder to not suffer from that. This is valid when packaging for tar files and not CMS.
 Conffile: project
 Example: pbwf afio = 1
pkgtag
 Nature: Optional
 Key: package (as provided in defpkgdir or extpkgdir)
 Value: Tag that needs to be used in package name (on rpm: name-ver-tag.arch.rpm).  Useful when different from the project version B<projtag> and when republishing a package due to package build modification (not code).
 Conffile: project
 Example: pkgtag mindi-busybox = 2
pkgver
 Nature: Optional
 Key: package (as provided in defpkgdir or extpkgdir)
 Value: Version that needs to be used in package name (on rpm: name-ver-tag.arch.rpm). Useful when different from the project version B<projver>.
 Conffile: project
 Example: pkgver mindi-busybox = 1.7.3
projcomponent
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: The component in the distribution repository, e.g. main for debian/ubuntu free software, (or non-free, contrib) or contrib for mandriva non core component e.g.
 Conffile: project
 Example: projcomponent Lintel = main
projtag
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: tag that will be used for all packages names (on rpm: name-ver-tag.arch.rpm) in the project. Each package can overwrite it using B<pkgtag>.
 Conffile: project
 Example: projtag mondorescue = 1
projver
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: version that will be used for all packages names (on rpm: name-ver-tag.arch.rpm) in the project. Each package can overwrite it using B<pkgver>.
 Conffile: project
 Example: projver mondorescue = 2.2.9
rbsconf
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: for mock it's the configuration directory. For rinse it's its configuration file. For rpmbootstrap it's not used yet.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: rbsconf default = /etc/mock, rbsconf default = /etc/pb/pb-rinse.conf
rbsb4pi
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: for mock it's not used. For rinse it's the script to call before doing installation (in order change the mirror location). For rpmbootstrap it's not used yet.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: rbsb4pi centos = /home/rinse/bin/before-post-install.sh
rbsmirrorsrv
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: URL for the mirror server for setting up a virtual environment
 Conffile: ve
 Example: rbsmirrorsrv debian = http://mirrors1.kernel.org/
rbsopt
 Nature: Optional
 Key: tool used for rpm based VE. Could be one of rpmbootstrap, rinse, mock, ...
 Value: Additional option to pass to the command
 Conffile: ve
 Example: rbsopt rpmbootstrap = -k
rbspi
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: for mock it's not used. For rinse it's the script to call after doing installation for customization. For rpmbootstrap it's the script to call after doing installation for customization.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: rbspi centos = /home/rinse/bin/post-install.sh
rmhost
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: IP address or name of the Remote Machine running the OS mentioned in the key, accessed through ssh.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmhost default = localhost - rmhost hpux-11.3-ia64 = 10.10.10.10 - rmhost mandriva-2010.2-x86_64 = machine1.domain.name
rmlist
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: list of comma separated OS (under the form of os-ver-arch). The corresponding machines running these distributions are given in the rmpool parameter.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmlist default = mandriva-2010.2-i386,fedora-14-i386,rhel-6-i386,rhel-5-i386,pensuse-11.3-i386,sles-11-i386,gentoo-nover-i386,debian-5.0-i386,ubuntu-10.10-i386,solaris-10-i386,mandriva-2010.2-x86_64,fedora-14-x86_64,rhel-6-x86_64,rhel-5-x86_64,opensuse-11.3-x86_64,sles-11-x86_64,gentoo-nover-x86_64,debian-5.0-x86_64,ubuntu-10.10-x86_64,solaris-10-x86_64,hp-ux-11.3-ia64,rhel-5-ia64
rmlogin
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: account name to use on the Remote Machine to build packages. Communication is done with ssh.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmlogin default = pb
rmmonport
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: TCP port that is used to dialog with the monitor of the Remote Machine, to pass orders.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmmonport default = 4444
rmntp
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: NTP server to contact for time accuracy with B<rmntpcmd> before building.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmntp default = 1.pool.ntp.org
rmntpcmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: NTP command to use to perform time synchronization with the B<rmntp> server. Use full path name, as this command will be used in the sudoers file to allow its launch by root.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmntpcmd default = /usr/sbin/ntpdate,rmntpcmd opensuse-10.1-i386 = /usr/sbin/sntp -P no -r
rmpath
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: path where to find configuration file for Remote Machines management.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmpath default = /home/remote
rmport
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: port number to use to communicate with the RM using the SSH protocol. This localport is redirected to the port 22 of the RM.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmport pb = 2222,rmport mondorescue = 2223
rmtmout
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). The family name is generaly used here.
 Value: Time in seconds to wait before interacting with the RM. This may correspond to the time the RM takes to boot.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmtmout default = 10
rmtype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: ssh. For the moment, only ssh is supported as a communication means with RM.
 Conffile: rm
 Example: rmrtype default = ssh
sshdir
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: dirname into which packages are uploaded on the B<sshhost> machine.
 Conffile: project
 Example: sshdir mondorescue = /pub/mondorescue
sshhost
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: hostname to connect to in order to deliver packages to the repository server.
 Conffile: project
 Example: sshhost mondorescue = ftp.mondorescue.org
sshlogin
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: login to use when connecting to the repository server B<sshhost> for package delivery. whoami result by default
 Conffile: project
 Example: sshlogin mondorescue = mylogin
sshport
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: port to use when connecting to the repository server B<sshhost> for package delivery. 22 by default.
 Conffile: project
 Example: sshport mondorescue = 22
supfiles

Not used yet.

testver
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: true (meaning this is a test version, whose tag will be generated automatically, based on 0+date in order to allow regular updates, and still be inferior to tag 1 of the official version, and delivered under the test subdirectory of the ftp server). By default false.
 Conffile: project
 Example: testver mondorescue = true
vedebtype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: debootstrap (no other tool to create deb distro based chroot)
 Conffile: ve
 Example: vedebtype default = debootstrap
velist
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: list of comma separated OS (under the form of os-ver-arch).
 Conffile: ve
 Example: velist default = centos-4-i386,centos-5-i386,centos-4-x86_64,centos-5-x86_64,debian-5.0-i386,debian-5.0-x86_64,lsb-4.0.1-i386,lsb-4.0.1-x86_64
velogin
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: account name to use in the VE to build packages.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: velogin default = pb
ventp
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: NTP server to contact for time accuracy with B<ventpcmd> before building.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: ventp default = 1.pool.ntp.org
ventpcmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: NTP command to use to perform time synchronization with the B<ventp> server. Use full path name, as this command will be used in the sudoers file to allow its launch by root.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: ventpcmd default = /usr/sbin/ntpdate
vepath
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: path where to find VEs. Ve will be created and used under that path. For each VE os-ver-arch, it will create a subdirectory tree os/ver/arch below that point.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: vepath default = /home/rpmbootstrap
verebuild
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: true|false. True means that the VE should be rebuild before usage.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: verebuild default = true
verpmtype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: rpmbootstrap|rinse|mock (different tools to create a chroot environment for RPM based distributions. rpmbootstrap comes with pb. the 2 others are separate projects).
 Conffile: ve
 Example: verpmtype default = rpmbootstrap
vesnap
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: true|false. True means that the snapshot of the VE should be used before call to the VE. This snapshot consists of a compressed tar pf the VE. Which means that you will always start from a known state, resulting of a former snapshot operation on the VE. Also speeds up a lot the VM launch operation.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: vesnap default = true
vetype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: chroot|schroot. There are two different ways of launching a chroot activity in pb. For the moment only chroot has been tested.
 Conffile: ve
 Example: vertype default = chroot
vmbuildtm
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). Default value is set to vmtmout
 Value: Time in seconds to wait before killing the VM if SSH port already used. This should corresponds to the time to send files, build the project and get packages in the VM.
 Conffile: project
 Example: vmbuildtm default = 600,vmbuildtm mandriva-2009.0-x86_64 = 1200
vmcmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Value: Command to call to launch the VM emulator.  It can contain some options. Another way to pass options to the VM manager command launcher is by using the PBVMOPT environment variable, which comes in addition to the option vmopt.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmcmd default = /usr/bin/kvm
vmhost
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: hostname to connect to in order to reach the VM through ssh. Generally redirected from a port on localhost.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmhost default = localhost
vmlist
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: list of comma separated OS (under the form of os-ver-arch).
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmlist default = asianux-2-i386,asianux-3-i386,mandrake-10.1-i386,mandrake-10.2-i386,mandriva-2006.0-i386,mandriva-2007.0-i386,mandriva-2007.1-i386,mandriva-2008.0-i386,mandriva-2008.1-i386,mandriva-2009.0-i386,mandriva-2009.1-i386,mandriva-2010.0-i386,redhat-7.3-i386,redhat-9-i386,fedora-4-i386,fedora-5-i386,fedora-6-i386,fedora-7-i386,fedora-8-i386,fedora-9-i386,fedora-10-i386,fedora-11-i386,fedora-12-i386,rhel-2.1-i386,rhel-3-i386,rhel-4-i386,rhel-5-i386,suse-10.0-i386,suse-10.1-i386,suse-10.2-i386,opensuse-10.3-i386,opensuse-11.0-i386,opensuse-11.1-i386,opensuse-11.2-i386,sles-9-i386,sles-10-i386,sles-11-i386,gentoo-nover-i386,debian-3.1-i386,debian-4.0-i386,debian-5.0-i386,ubuntu-6.06-i386,ubuntu-7.04-i386,ubuntu-7.10-i386,ubuntu-8.04-i386,ubuntu-8.10-i386,ubuntu-9.04-i386,ubuntu-9.10-i386,solaris-10-i386,asianux-2-x86_64,asianux-3-x86_64,mandriva-2007.0-x86_64,mandriva-2007.1-x86_64,mandriva-2008.0-x86_64,mandriva-2008.1-x86_64,mandriva-2009.0-x86_64,mandriva-2009.1-x86_64,mandriva-2010.0-x86_64,fedora-6-x86_64,fedora-7-x86_64,fedora-8-x86_64,fedora-9-x86_64,fedora-10-x86_64,fedora-11-x86_64,fedora-12-x86_64,rhel-3-x86_64,rhel-4-x86_64,rhel-5-x86_64,suse-10.2-x86_64,opensuse-10.3-x86_64,opensuse-11.0-x86_64,opensuse-11.1-x86_64,opensuse-11.2-x86_64,sles-10-x86_64,sles-11-x86_64,gentoo-nover-x86_64,debian-4.0-x86_64,debian-5.0-x86_64,ubuntu-7.04-x86_64,ubuntu-7.10-x86_64,ubuntu-8.04-x86_64,ubuntu-8.10-x86_64,ubuntu-9.04-x86_64,ubuntu-9.10-x86_64,solaris-10-x86_64
vmlogin
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: account name to use in the VM to build packages. Communication is done with ssh.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmlogin default = pb
vmmem
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: Memory size in MB to allocate to the VM.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmmem default = 512
vmmonport
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: TCP port that is used to dialog with the monitor of the VM, to pass orders such as snapshot. Not really operational yet.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmmonport default = 4444
vmntp
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: NTP server to contact for time accuracy with B<vmntpcmd> before building.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmntp default = 1.pool.ntp.org
vmntpcmd
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: NTP command to use to perform time synchronization with the B<vmntp> server. Use full path name, as this command will be used in the sudoers file to allow its launch by root.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmntpcmd default = /usr/sbin/ntpdate,vmntpcmd opensuse-11.0-i386 = /usr/sbin/sntp -P no -r
vmopt
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Value: list of options to pass to the VM manager command launcher for that distribution. Another way to pass options to the VM manager command launcher is by using the PBVMOPT environment variable, which comes in addition to his option.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmopt default = -m 384 -daemonize,vmopt mandriva-2009.0-i386 = -m 256 -daemonize -no-kvm
vmpath
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: path where to find VMs. They will be created and used under that path. For each VM os-ver-arch, it will create a os-ver-arch.qemu file below that point.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmpath default = /home/qemu
vmport
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: port number to use to communicate with the VM using the SSH protocol. This localport is redirected to the port 22 of the VM.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmport pb = 2222,vmport mondorescue = 2223
vmsize
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch).
 Value: Size of the VM to create when using the newvm command of pb.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmsize default = 7G
vmsnap
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: true|false. True means that the snapshot of the VM called pb should be used. Which means that you will always start from a known state, resulting of a former snapshot operation on the VM. Also speeds up a lot the VM launch operation.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmsnap default = true
vmtmout
 Nature: Optional
 Key: OS (could be from the most generic up to the most specific from ostype, osfamily, os, os-ver, os-ver-arch). NB: a default value is highly interesting here.
 Value: Time in seconds to wait before interacting with the VM. This should correspond to the time the VM takes to boot.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmtmout default = 180,vmtmout mandriva-2009.0-x86_64 = 500
vmtype
 Nature: Mandatory
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: qemu|kvm. For the moment, only QEMU or KVM are supported as virtualization technologies.
 Conffile: vm
 Example: vmrtype default = kvm
webdir
 Nature: Optional
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: Target directory containing the web content in the project that should be delivered when using the sbx|cms2webssh|pkg command of pb.
 Conffile: project
 Example: webdir mondorescue = website
websshdir
 Nature: Optional (when not using *2webssh commands)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: dirname into which content is uploaded on the B<websshhost> machine.
 Conffile: project
 Example: websshdir mondorescue = /var/www/html
websshhost
 Nature: Optional (when not using *2webssh commands)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: hostname to connect to in order to deliver content to the Web server.
 Conffile: project
 Example: websshhost mondorescue = www.mondorescue.org
websshlogin
 Nature: Optional (when not using *2webssh commands)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: login to use when connecting to the Web server B<websshhost> for content delivery.
 Conffile: project
 Example: websshlogin mondorescue = mylogin
websshport
 Nature: Optional (when not using *2webssh commands)
 Key: project (as defined in the -p option or PBPROJ environment variable)
 Value: port to use when connecting to the Web server B<websshhost> for content delivery.
 Conffile: project
 Example: websshport mondorescue = 22

OTHER PARAMETERS ^

pb_URL
pb_directory_desc
pb_environment_variables

COPYRIGHT ^

(c) B. Cornec 2007-2012 Eric Anderson's changes are (c) Copyright 2012 Hewlett Packard Provided under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Common License

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