I could not find no verbosity, quiet, silent, etc flags for dpkg-buildpackage.
For instance, it prints [info] messages I am interested in, but also prints what is going on within all its rules file targets.
I would like to not output that.

Is building a debian package profile related ?

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dpkg-buildpackage doesn’t control the package build’s output, but Policy-compliant packages can provide a “terse” mode, controlled by DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS:

DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=terse dpkg-buildpackage ...

This isn’t guaranteed to make much difference; the results will depend on the build itself (debian/rules in the source package). Most Debian packages err on the side of verbosity, because it makes it much easier to fix problems by reading build logs.


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