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NAME

       dpkg-genchanges - generate Debian .changes files

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-genchanges [option...]

DESCRIPTION

       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

       --build=type
              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 packages.

              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 entry.

       -sa    Forces the inclusion of the original source.

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

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

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

       -mmaintainer-address
              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.

       -emaintainer-address
              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.

       -Vname=value
              Set an output substitution variable.  See  deb-substvars(5)  for  a  discussion  of
              output substitution.

       -Tsubstvars-file
              Read substitution variables in substvars-file; 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  (since
              dpkg 1.15.6).

       -Dfield=value
              Override or add an output control file field.

       -Ufield
              Remove an output control file field.

       -ccontrolfile
              Specifies  the  main  source  control file to read information from. The default is
              debian/control.

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

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

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

       -uupload-files-dir
              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.

       -O[filename]
              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.

       --version
              Show the version and exit.

FILES

       debian/files
              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

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