changestool


SYNOPSIS
       changestool --help

       changestool  [  options ] .changes-filename command [ per-command-argu-
       ments ]

DESCRIPTION
       changestool is a little program to operate on Debian .changes files, as
       they  are  produced by dpkg-genchanges(1) and used to feed built Debian
       packages into Debian repository managers like reprepro(1) or dak.


EXAMPLES
       changestool bloat.changes setdistribution local
       will modify the Distribution: header inside bloat.changes to say  local
       instead of what was there before.

       changestool reprepro_1.2.0-1.local_sparc.changes includeallsources
       will  modify  the given file to also list .orig.tar.gz it does not list
       because you forgot to build it with dpkg-buildpackage -sa.

       changestool blafasel_1.0_abacus.changes updatechecksums
       will update the md5sums to those of the files referenced by this  file.
       (So  one  can  do quick'n'dirty corrections to them before uploading to
       your private package repository)

       changestool --create test.changes add bla_1-1.dsc bla_1-1_abacus.deb
       will add the specified files (format detected by filename,  use  adddeb
       or  adddsc  if  you  know it).  If the file test.changes does not exist
       yet, a minimal one will be generated. Though that might be too  minimal
       for most direct uses.


GLOBAL OPTIONS
       Options  can  be specified before the command. Each affects a different
       subset of commands and is ignored by other commands.

       -h --help
              Displays a short list of options and commands with description.

       -o --outputdir dir
              Not yet implemented.

       -s --searchpath path
              A colon-separated list of directories to  search  for  files  if
              they are not found in the directory of the .changes file.

       --create
              Flag  for  the commands starting with add to create the .changes
              file if it does not yet exists.

       --create-with-all-fields
              Flag for the commands starting with add to create  the  .changes

       --lunzip command
              External uncompressor used to uncompress lzip files to look into
              .diff.lz, .tar.lz or .tar.lz within .debs.

       --bunzip2 command
              External uncompressor used to uncompress bz2 when compiled with-
              out libbz2.

COMMANDS
       verify Check for inconsistencies in the specified .changes file and the
              files referenced by it.

       updatechecksums [ filename ]
              Update the checksum (md5sum and  size)  information  within  the
              specified  .changes  file  and  all .dsc files referenced by it.
              Without arguments, all files will be updated.   To  only  update
              specific files, give their filename (without path) as arguments.

       setdistribution [ distributions ]
              Change the Distribution: header to list the remaining arguments.

       includeallsources [ filename ]
              List  all  files  referenced  by  .dsc  files  mentioned  in the
              .changes file in said  file.   Without  arguments,  all  missing
              files  will  be  included.  To only include specific files, give
              their filename (without path) as arguments.

              Take a look at the description of -si, -sa and -sd in  the  man-
              page  of  dpkg-genchanges/dpkg-buildpackage how to avoid to have
              to do this at all.

              Note that while reprepro will just  ignore  files  listed  in  a
              .changes  file  when  it already has the file with the same size
              and md5sum, dak might choke in that case.

       adddeb filenames
              Add the .deb and .udeb files specified by their filenames to the
              .changes  file.   Filenames  without a slash will be searched in
              the current directory, the directory the changes file resides in
              and in the directories specified by the --searchpath.

       adddsc filenames
              Add  the .dsc files specified by their filenames to the .changes
              file.  Filenames without a slash will be  searched  in  the  the
              current  directory, in the directory the changes file resides in
              and in the directories specified by the --searchpath.

       addrawfile filenames
              Add the files specified by their filenames to the .changes file.
              Filenames without a slash will be searched in the current direc-
              tory, in the directory the changes file resides in  and  in  the
              directories specified by the --searchpath.

       add filenames

SEE ALSO
       reprepro(1), dpkg-genchanges(1), dpkg-buildpackage(1), md5sum(1).

REPORTING BUGS
       Report  bugs or wishlist requests the Debian BTS (e.g. by using report-
       bug reperepro) or directly to <brlink@debian.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Bernhard R. Link
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There  is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.



reprepro                          2010-03-19                    CHANGESTOOL(1)
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