dh_installchangelogs − install changelogs into package build directories
dh_installchangelogs [debhelperoptions] [−k] [−Xitem] [upstream]
dh_installchangelogs is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing changelogs into package build
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 above.)
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 changelog is a html file (determined by file extension), it will be installed as
usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html instead, and will be converted to plain text with html2text to
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 file.
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>