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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:

               Upload the source package.

           any Upload the architecture specific binary packages.

           all Upload the architecture independent binary packages.

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

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

       -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 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 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

           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

       -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

           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)