Debian packaging for the "piqi" command-line tool
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This repository contains scripts for building a Debian package for the piqi command-line tool.

The package includes:

  1. /usr/bin/piqi
  2. PIQI(1) man page
  3. HTML documentation (also available online at

Build prerequisites

Install the following packages:

# necessary for Debian packaging
apt-get install build-essential debhelper fakeroot

# required for the build itself
apt-get install ocaml camlp4-extra ocaml-findlib

# for building documentation and running tests
apt-get install pandoc libprotoc-dev protobuf-compiler

Building the package


Updating the package

To update the package after a new Piqi version is released:

  1. Set the VERSION and COMMIT variables in ./Makefile to the new upstream version.
  2. Edit debian/changelog