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Linux 2.6 - man page for dpkg-genchanges (linux section 1)

dpkg-genchanges(1)			  dpkg utilities		       dpkg-genchanges(1)

       dpkg-genchanges - generate Debian .changes files

       dpkg-genchanges [options]

       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).

       -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

       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 entry.

       -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

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

	      Use  maintaineraddress  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 maintaineraddress 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 out-
	      put substitution.

	      Read substitution variables in substvarsfile; the default is debian/substvars.   No
	      variable	substitution  is  done	on any of the fields that are output, 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.

	      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

	      Specifies  the  change  log  file  to  read  information	from.  The   default   is

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

	      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  stan-
	      dard format.

	      Look  for  the  files  to  be uploaded in uploadfilesdir rather than ..  (dpkg-gen-
	      changes 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  sup-
	      presses 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 prepared.	dpkg-gen-
	      changes reads the data here when producing a .changes file.

       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.

Debian Project				    2008-08-18			       dpkg-genchanges(1)

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