There could be an elisp version of devscripts. I was getting tired of running eshell every time I wanted to debuild.
Wrote many wrappers using elisp.
A fun thing to use. Some weird functionality.
Do M-x debuild and it will execute debuild in the current directory.
Do M-x elserv-start and then M-x pbuilder-log-view-elserv, will invoke pbuilder-log-view mode. If you left the settings as the default setting, you can find the compile logs at http://localhost:8000/~pbuilder/ with the success/failed report of the compilation results.
File download area used to have the latest sources. It currently has dpatch.el and wdiff.el which are incomplete. It is now included in emacs-goodies Debian package, and is maintained there.
It is not a very standard way to use this, but when you have compiled some programs using pbuilder, or with debuild, M-x pbuilder-log-view-function will create an elserv page to view log via http.
The build log listing now shows whether builds failed or succeeded.
$Id: devscripts-el.html.en,v 1.10 2004/01/11 03:19:49 dancer Exp $