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dh_installchangelogs - install changelogs into package build directories
is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing changelogs into package build directories.
An upstream changelog file may be specified as an option. If none is
specified, it looks for files with names that seem likely to be changelogs.
(In compatibility level 7 and above.)
If there is an upstream changelog file, it will be be installed as
usr/share/doc/package/changelog in the package build directory.
If the upstream changelog is is a html file (determined by file
extension), it will be installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html
instead. If the html changelog is converted to plain text, that variant
can be specified as a second upstream changelog file. When no plain
text variant is specified, a short usr/share/doc/package/changelog
is generated, pointing readers at the html changelog file.
Automatically installed into usr/share/doc/package/
in the package build directory.
Use the package specific name if package needs a different
NEWS or changelog file.
The changelog file is installed with a name of changelog
for native packages, and changelog.Debian for non-native packages.
The NEWS file is always installed with a name of NEWS.Debian.
- -k, --keep
Keep the original name of the upstream changelog. This will be accomplished
by installing the upstream changelog as changelog, and making a symlink from
that to the original name of the changelog file. This can be useful if the
upstream changelog has an unusual name, or if other documentation in the
package refers to the changelog file.
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
Exclude upstream changelog files that contain item anywhere in their
filename from being installed.
Install this file as the upstream changelog.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org
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