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authorJoey Hess <>2009-09-04 16:50:49 -0400
committerJoey Hess <>2009-09-04 16:50:49 -0400
commita243946176b92b5fafd84f43d5a455551cf27210 (patch)
tree843f96a23362676a098a5b06584c3525ecea383a /dh_installchangelogs
parent6951ac79834dc1fe44b235d0863e282af2e08db0 (diff)
Add FILES sections to man pages. Closes: #545041
Diffstat (limited to 'dh_installchangelogs')
1 files changed, 24 insertions, 12 deletions
diff --git a/dh_installchangelogs b/dh_installchangelogs
index 3749d52..27e433c 100755
--- a/dh_installchangelogs
+++ b/dh_installchangelogs
@@ -18,18 +18,6 @@ B<dh_installchangelogs> [S<I<debhelper options>>] [B<-k>] [B<-X>I<item>] [I<upst
dh_installchangelogs is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing changelogs into package build directories.
-dh_installchangelogs determines if the package is a debian native package,
-and if so, it installs debian/changelog into usr/share/doc/package/changelog
-in the package build directory. Otherwise, it installs debian/changelog
-into usr/share/doc/package/changelog.Debian in the package build directory. (If
-files named debian/package.changelog exist, they will be used in preference
-to debian/changelog.)
-Parallelling the debian changelog handling, this program also takes care of
-NEWS.Debian files. If there is a debian/NEWS file, it is installed as
-usr/share/doc/package/NEWS.Debian. debian/package.NEWS files can also be
An upstream changelog file may be specified as an option. If none is
specified, a few common filenames are tried. (In compatibility level 7 and
@@ -41,6 +29,30 @@ installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html instead, and will be
converted to plain text with html2text to generate
+=head1 FILES
+=over 4
+=item debian/changelog
+=item debian/NEWS
+=item debian/I<package>.changelog
+=item debian/I<package>.NEWS
+Automatically installed into usr/share/doc/I<package>/
+in the package build directory.
+Use the package specific name if I<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.
=head1 OPTIONS
=over 4