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DH_INSTALLCHANGELOGS(1) Debhelper DH_INSTALLCHANGELOGS(1)
dh_installchangelogs - install changelogs into package build directories
dh_installchangelogs [debhelper options] [-k] [-Xitem] [upstream]
dh_installchangelogs 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
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.
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
Exclude upstream changelog files that contain item anywhere in their filename from
Install this file as the upstream changelog.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <joeyh AT debian.org>
9.20150101+deb8u2 2016-07-19 DH_INSTALLCHANGELOGS(1)