Re: pbuilder, and why not...
> > While chrooted buildds make the generated binaries much more reliable,
> > it removes an important test case for the source packages. Debian source
> > packages are supposed to also work correctly when run in an unclean
> > build environment.
> Because tools like sbuild need a dsc, I always build the package on
> the host and then rebuild the new .dsc/.diff.gz in the sbuild chroot.
> This ensures it will build in both environments, and also ensures the
> source will unpack and autobuild properly.
pbuilder also requires a .dsc file.
pdebuild just streamlines that process.