Build nvme-cli v2.0

Extra steps to create deb package

Posted on July 13, 2022

Install required tools

$ sudo apt install build-essential make git autoconf libtool pkg-config uuid-dev zlib1g-dev liblzo2-dev libzstd-dev meson isort python3-autopep8 flake8 mypy libhugetlbfs-dev swig debhelper dh-make

For clean build create a build directory.

$ mkdir nvme-cli_build
$ cd nvme-cli_build

Download latest nvme-cli.

$ git clone
$ cd nvme-cli
$ git checkout -b stable-v2.0 v2.0

Configure and Build nvme-cli.

$ meson .build
$ ninja -C .build

We can install all the executables and libraries to the system. Install nvme-cli.

$ meson install -C .build

For creating .deb package, first compile (do no install) the nvme-cli.

$ dh_make --createorig -p nvme-cli_2.0
$ dh_auto_configure --buildsystem=meson
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc -b

Now, deb package is created inside the “nvme-cli_build” directory. Install the .deb package in the destination system.

sudo dpkg -i ./nvme-cli_2.0-1_amd64.deb

For cleaning the build directory.

$ ninja -C .build -t clean
$ rm -rf .build
$ find subprojects/* ! -name '*.wrap' -type d -exec rm -rf {} +
$ rm -f cscope.*
$ rm -f tags
$ rm -f ../nvme-cli-*
$ rm -f ../nvme-cli_*