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       dpkg-genchanges - generate Debian .changes files


       dpkg-genchanges [option...]


       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).


              Specifies the build type from a comma-separated  list  of  components  (since  dpkg

              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.

              Causes changelog information from all versions strictly later than  version  to  be

              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

              Specifies   the   changelog   file   to  read  information  from.  The  default  is

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

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

              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.

              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.


              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).


              The  list  of  generated  files  which  are  part  of  the  upload  being prepared.
              dpkg-genchanges reads the data here when producing a .changes file.


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