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NAME         top

       dpkg-genchanges - generate Debian .changes files

SYNOPSIS         top

       dpkg-genchanges [option...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

              Specifies the build type from a comma-separated list of
              components (since dpkg 1.18.5).

              The allowed values are:

              source Upload the source package.

              any    Upload the architecture specific binary packages.

              all    Upload the architecture independent binary

              binary Upload the architecture specific and independent
                     binary packages.  This is an alias for any,all.

              full   Upload everything.  This is alias for
                     source,any,all, and the same as the default case
                     when no build option is specified.

       -g     Equivalent to --build=source,all (since dpkg 1.17.11).

       -G     Equivalent to --build=source,any (since dpkg 1.17.11).

       -b     Equivalent to --build=binary or --build=any,all.

       -B     Equivalent to --build=any.

       -A     Equivalent to --build=all.

       -S     Equivalent to --build=source.

       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
              without epoch and without Debian revision) differs from
              the upstream version number of the previous changelog

       -sa    Forces the inclusion of the original source.

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

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

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

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

              Use maintainer-address 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 substvars-file; the default
              is debian/substvars.  No variable substitution is done on
              any of the fields that are output, except for the contents
              extracted from each binary package Description field
              (since dpkg 1.19.0), however the special variable Format
              will override the field of the same name.  This option can
              be used multiple times to read substitution variables from
              multiple files (since dpkg 1.15.6).

              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 default is debian/control.

              Specifies the changelog file to read information from. The
              default is debian/changelog.

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

              Specifies the format of the changelog. See
              dpkg-parsechangelog(1) for information about alternative

              Look for the files to be uploaded in upload-files-dir
              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.

              Print the changes file to standard output (the default) or
              to filename if specified (since dpkg 1.18.5).

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

              Show the version and exit.

ENVIRONMENT         top

              Sets the color mode (since dpkg 1.18.5).  The currently
              accepted values are: auto (default), always and never.

              If set, it will be used to decide whether to activate
              Native Language Support, also known as
              internationalization (or i18n) support (since dpkg
              1.19.0).  The accepted values are: 0 and 1 (default).

FILES         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

       deb-substvars(5), deb-src-control(5), deb-src-files(5),
       deb-changelog(5), deb-changes(5).

COLOPHON         top

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Pages that refer to this page: dpkg-buildpackage(1)deb-src-files(5)deb-substvars(5)