Man page of dpkg-genchanges
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dpkg-genchanges - generate Debian .changes files
reads information from an unpacked and built Debian source tree and
from the files it has generated and generates a Debian upload control
- -b, -B, -A
Specifies that a binary-only build is taking place (no source files are
to be included). There's no distinction between -b, -B and
-A, the produced
file will include whatever files were created by the
target(s) of the package being built.
Specifies that only the source should be uploaded (no binary packages
will be included).
The -sx options control whether the original source archive is
included in the upload if any source is being generated (i.e.
-b or -B
haven't been used).
By default, or if specified, the original source will be included only if
the upstream version number (the version without epoch and without Debian
revision) differs from the upstream version number of the previous
Forces the inclusion of the original source.
Forces the exclusion of the original source and includes only the diff.
Causes changelog information from all versions strictly later than
to be used.
Read the description of the changes from the file
rather than using the information from the source tree's changelog
as the name and email address of the maintainer for this package,
rather than using the information from the source tree's control file.
as the name and email address of the maintainer for this upload,
rather than using the information from the source tree's changelog.
Set an output substitution variable.
See deb-substvars(5) for a discussion of output substitution.
Read substitution variables in
the default is
No variable substitution is done on any of the fields that are output,
however the special variable Format will override the field of the
Override or add an output control file field.
Remove an output control file field.
Specifies the main source control file to read information from. The
Specifies the change log file to read information from. The
Read the list of files to be uploaded here, rather than using
Specifies the format of the changelog. By default the format is read
from a special line near the bottom of the changelog or failing that
defaults to the debian standard format.
Look for the files to be uploaded in
needs to find these files so that it can include their sizes and
checksums in the
will produce informative messages on standard error, for example about
how many of the package's source files are being uploaded.
suppresses these messages.
- -h, --help
Show the usage message and exit.
Show the version and exit.
The list of generated files which are part of the upload being
reads the data here when producing a
Copyright © 1995-1996 Ian Jackson
Copyright © 2000 Wichert Akkerman
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Time: 03:41:10 GMT, September 24, 2010