dh_installchangelogs - install changelogs into package build directories
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 above.)
If there is an upstream changelog
file, it will be installed as
in the package build directory.
If the upstream changelog is an html
file (determined by file extension),
it will be installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html
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
pointing readers at the html changelog file.
- Automatically installed into usr/share/doc/package/ in the package
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
- -k, --keep
- 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
- -Xitem, --exclude=item
- Exclude upstream changelog files that contain item anywhere
in their filename from being installed.
- Install this file as the upstream changelog.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>