nmudiff


SYNOPSIS
       nmudiff [options]

DESCRIPTION
       nmudiff  should  be  run in the source tree of the package being NMUed,
       after the NMU is built. It assumes that the source  packages  (specifi-
       cally,  the .dsc and any corresponding tar and diff files) for both the
       previous version of the package and the newly built NMU version are  in
       the  parent  directory. It then uses debdiff to generate a diff between
       the previous version and the current NMU, and either runs  mutt  or  an
       editor  (using sensible-editor) so that the mail message (including the
       diff) can be examined and modified; once you exit the editor  the  diff
       will be mailed to the Debian BTS.

       The default behaviour is that if exactly one bug is closed by this NMU,
       then that bug will be mailed, otherwise a new bug  will  be  submitted.
       This behaviour may be changed by command line options and configuration
       file options.

OPTIONS
       --new  Instead of mailing the bug reports which are  to  be  closed  by
              this NMU, a new bug report is submitted directly to the BTS.

       --old  Send the bug report to all of the bugs which are being closed by
              this NMU, rather than opening a new bug report.  This option has
              no effect if no bugs are being closed by this NMU.

       --mutt Use  mutt(1)  for  editing  and  sending  the message to the BTS
              (default behaviour).  This can be controlled using a  configura-
              tion file option (see below).

       --no-mutt
              Use  sensible-editor(1)  to  edit  the  message and then mail it
              directly using /usr/bin/sendmail.  This can be controlled  using
              a configuration file option (see below).

       --sendmail SENDMAILCMD
              Specify  the  sendmail  command.   The  command will be split on
              white space and will be interpreted by the  shell.   Default  is
              /usr/sbin/sendmail.   The  -t option will be automatically added
              if the command is /usr/sbin/sendmail  or  /usr/sbin/exim*.   For
              other  mailers,  if  they  require  a  -t  option,  this must be
              included   in   the   SENDMAILCMD,    for    example:    --send-
              mail="/usr/sbin/mymailer  -t".   This  can also be set using the
              devscripts configuration files; see below.

       --from EMAIL
              If using the sendmail (--no-mutt) option, then the email to  the
              BTS  will  be sent using the name and address in the environment
              variables DEBEMAIL and DEBFULLNAME.  If these are not set,  then
              the variables EMAIL and NAME will be used instead.  These can be
              overridden using the --from option.  The program will  not  work
              in this case if an email address cannot be determined.
              Do  not  read any configuration files.  This can only be used as
              the first option given on the command-line.

       --help Display a help message and exit successfully.

       --version
              Display version and copyright information and exit successfully.

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
       The two configuration files /etc/devscripts.conf and ~/.devscripts  are
       sourced  in  that  order  to set configuration variables.  Command line
       options can be used to override configuration file settings.   Environ-
       ment  variable  settings  are  ignored for this purpose.  The currently
       recognised variables are:

       NMUDIFF_DELAY
              If this is set to a number, e-mails generated by nmudiff will by
              default  mention an upload to the DELAYED queue, delayed for the
              specified number of  days.   The  value  0  indicates  that  the
              DELAYED queue has not been used.

       NMUDIFF_MUTT
              Can be yes (default) or no, and specifies whether to use mutt to
              compose and send the message or not, as described above.

       NMUDIFF_NEWREPORT
              This option controls whether  a  new  bug  report  is  made,  or
              whether the diff is sent to the bugs closed by this NMU.  Can be
              maybe (default), which sends to  the  existing  bug  reports  if
              exactly one bug is being closed; yes, which always creates a new
              report, or no, which always sends to the  reports  of  the  bugs
              being  closed  (unless no bugs are being closed, in which case a
              new report is always made).

       BTS_SENDMAIL_COMMAND
              If this is set, specifies a sendmail command to use  instead  of
              /usr/sbin/sendmail.  Same as the --sendmail command line option.

SEE ALSO
       debdiff(1), sensible-editor(1) and devscripts.conf(5).

AUTHOR
       nmudiff  was  written and is copyright 2006 by Steinar H. Gunderson and
       modified by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>.  The software may be freely
       redistributed  under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public
       License, version 2.



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