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dpt-rename-uploader - handle maintainer email changes


dpt rename-uploader full name old email new email

To be run from git/packages directory.


dpt rename-uploader walks over all package directories and changes any occurrences of author's old email address in debian/control and debian/copyright with their new email address. It is handy when an uploader became a Debian Developer and wants to use their address.

A suitable entry is added to debian/changelog, but nothing is committed.

Repositories with uncommitted changes are not touched and a warning is issued.


Copyright: 2009, Ryan Niebur <>

2010, 2012, 2014 Salvatore Bonaccorso
2011, gregor herrmann
2012, Nathan Handler

License: Artistic or GPL-1+

2023-02-24 pkg-perl-tools 0.75