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


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


       $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).


       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.

           Normalize the content. Strip whitespaces at end of lines, use a single empty line to
           separate each part.


       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.


       Raphaël Hertzog <>.