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NAME

       Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian - represents a Debian changelog entry

DESCRIPTION

       This object represents a Debian changelog entry. It implements the generic interface
       Dpkg::Changelog::Entry. Only functions specific to this implementation are described
       below.

VARIABLES

       $regex_header, $regex_trailer are two regular expressions that can be used to match a line
       and know whether it's a valid header/trailer line.

       The matched content for $regex_header is the source package name ($1), the version ($2),
       the target distributions ($3) and the options on the rest of the line ($4). For
       $regex_trailer, it's the maintainer name ($1), its email ($2), some blanks ($3) and the
       timestamp ($4).

FUNCTIONS

       my @items = $entry->get_change_items()
           Return a list of change items. Each item contains at least one line.  A change line
           starting with an asterisk denotes the start of a new item.  Any change line like "[
           Raphaël Hertzog ]" is treated like an item of its own even if it starts a set of items
           attributed to this person (the following line necessarily starts a new item).

       my @errors = $entry->check_header()
       my @errors = $entry->check_trailer()
           Return a list of errors. Each item in the list is an error message describing the
           problem. If the empty list is returned, no errors have been found.

       $entry->normalize()
           Normalize the content. Strip whitespaces at end of lines, use a single empty line to
           separate each part.

UTILITY FUNCTIONS

       my @closed_bugs = find_closes($changes)

       Takes one string as argument and finds "Closes: #123456, #654321" statements as supported
       by the Debian Archive software in it. Returns all closed bug numbers in an array.

AUTHOR

       Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.