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Dpkg::Changelog::Debian: parse Debian changelogs

NAME

Dpkg::Changelog::Debian - parse Debian changelogs

DESCRIPTION

Dpkg::Changelog::Debian parses Debian changelogs as described in the Debian policy (version 3.6.2.1 at the time of this writing). See section ``SEE ALSO'' for locations where to find this definition.

The parser tries to ignore most cruft like # or /* */ style comments, CVS comments, vim variables, emacs local variables and stuff from older changelogs with other formats at the end of the file. NOTE: most of these are ignored silently currently, there is no parser error issued for them. This should become configurable in the future.

METHODS

$c->parse($fh, $description)
Read the filehandle and parse a Debian changelog in it. Returns the number of changelog entries that have been parsed with success.

CHANGES

Version 1.00

Mark the module as public.

AUTHORS

Frank Lichtenheld, <frank [at] lichtenheld.de> Raphaƫl Hertzog, <hertzog [at] debian.org>

SEE ALSO

Dpkg::Changelog

Description of the Debian changelog format in the Debian policy: <https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#s-dpkgchangelog>.