dpkg-genchanges


SYNOPSIS
       dpkg-genchanges [option...]

DESCRIPTION
       dpkg-genchanges  reads  information  from  an unpacked and built Debian
       source tree and from the files it has generated and generates a  Debian
       upload control file (.changes file).

OPTIONS
       -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 .changes file will include whatever files
              were created by the binary-*  target(s)  of  the  package  being
              built.

       -S     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).

       -si    By default,  or  if  specified,  the  original  source  will  be
              included  only if the upstream version number (the version with-
              out epoch and without Debian revision) differs from the upstream
              version number of the previous changelog entry.

       -sa    Forces the inclusion of the original source.

       -sd    Forces  the  exclusion  of the original source and includes only
              the diff.

       -vversion
              Causes changelog information from all  versions  strictly  later
              than version to be used.

       -Cchangesdescription
              Read  the  description  of  the changes from the file changesde-
              scription rather than using  the  information  from  the  source
              tree's changelog file.

       -mmaintaineraddress
              Use maintaineraddress as the name and email address of the main-
              tainer for this package, rather than using the information  from
              the source tree's control file.

       -emaintaineraddress
              Use maintaineraddress as the name and email address of the main-
              tainer for this upload, rather than using the  information  from
              the source tree's changelog.

       -Vname=value
       -Dfield=value
              Override or add an output control file field.

       -Ufield
              Remove an output control file field.

       -ccontrolfile
              Specifies the main source control file to read information from.
              The default is debian/control.

       -lchangelogfile
              Specifies the change log file  to  read  information  from.  The
              default is debian/changelog.

       -ffileslistfile
              Read  the  list  of files to be uploaded here, rather than using
              debian/files.

       -Fchangelogformat
              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.

       -uuploadfilesdir
              Look for the files to be uploaded in uploadfilesdir rather  than
              ..   (dpkg-genchanges  needs  to find these files so that it can
              include their sizes and checksums in the .changes file).

       -q     Usually dpkg-genchanges will  produce  informative  messages  on
              standard  error,  for  example  about  how many of the package's
              source files are being uploaded.  -q suppresses these messages.

       -h, --help
              Show the usage message and exit.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

FILES
       debian/files
              The list of generated files which are part of the  upload  being
              prepared.   dpkg-genchanges reads the data here when producing a
              .changes file.

AUTHORS
       Copyright (C) 1995-1996 Ian Jackson
       Copyright (C) 2000 Wichert Akkerman

       This is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2  or
       later for copying conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.



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