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PROGRAM:

NAME


changestool - verify, dump, modify, create or fix Debian .changes files

SYNOPSIS


changestool --help

changestool [ options ] .changes-filename command [ per-command-arguments ]

DESCRIPTION


changestool is a little program to operate on Debian .changes files, as they are produced
by dpkg-genchanges(1) and used to feed built Debian packages into Debian repository
managers like reprepro(1) or dak.

EXAMPLES


changestool bloat.changes setdistribution local
will modify the Distribution: header inside bloat.changes to say local instead of what was
there before.

changestool reprepro_1.2.0-1.local_sparc.changes includeallsources
will modify the given file to also list .orig.tar.gz it does not list because you forgot
to build it with dpkg-buildpackage -sa.

changestool blafasel_1.0_abacus.changes updatechecksums
will update the md5sums to those of the files referenced by this file. (So one can do
quick'n'dirty corrections to them before uploading to your private package repository)

changestool --create test.changes add bla_1-1.dsc bla_1-1_abacus.deb
will add the specified files (format detected by filename, use adddeb or adddsc if you
know it). If the file test.changes does not exist yet, a minimal one will be generated.
Though that might be too minimal for most direct uses.

GLOBAL OPTIONS


Options can be specified before the command. Each affects a different subset of commands
and is ignored by other commands.

-h --help
Displays a short list of options and commands with description.

-o --outputdir dir
Not yet implemented.

-s --searchpath path
A colon-separated list of directories to search for files if they are not found in
the directory of the .changes file.

--create
Flag for the commands starting with add to create the .changes file if it does not
yet exists.

--create-with-all-fields
Flag for the commands starting with add to create the .changes file if it does not
yet exists. Unlike --create, this creates more fields to make things like dupload
happier. Currently that creates fake Urgency and Changes fields.

--unlzma command
External uncompressor used to uncompress lzma files to look into .diff.lzma,
.tar.lzma or .tar.lzma within .debs.

--unxz command
External uncompressor used to uncompress xz files to look into .diff.xz, .tar.xz or
.tar.xz within .debs.

--lunzip command
External uncompressor used to uncompress lzip files to look into .diff.lz, .tar.lz
or .tar.lz within .debs.

--bunzip2 command
External uncompressor used to uncompress bz2 when compiled without libbz2.

COMMANDS


verify Check for inconsistencies in the specified .changes file and the files referenced
by it.

updatechecksums [ filename ]
Update the checksum (md5sum and size) information within the specified .changes
file and all .dsc files referenced by it. Without arguments, all files will be
updated. To only update specific files, give their filename (without path) as
arguments.

setdistribution [ distributions ]
Change the Distribution: header to list the remaining arguments.

includeallsources [ filename ]
List all files referenced by .dsc files mentioned in the .changes file in said
file. Without arguments, all missing files will be included. To only include
specific files, give their filename (without path) as arguments.

Take a look at the description of -si, -sa and -sd in the manpage of
dpkg-genchanges/dpkg-buildpackage how to avoid to have to do this at all.

Note that while reprepro will just ignore files listed in a .changes file when it
already has the file with the same size and md5sum, dak might choke in that case.

adddeb filenames
Add the .deb and .udeb files specified by their filenames to the .changes file.
Filenames without a slash will be searched in the current directory, the directory
the changes file resides in and in the directories specified by the --searchpath.

adddsc filenames
Add the .dsc files specified by their filenames to the .changes file. Filenames
without a slash will be searched in the the current directory, in the directory the
changes file resides in and in the directories specified by the --searchpath.

addrawfile filenames
Add the files specified by their filenames to the .changes file. Filenames without
a slash will be searched in the current directory, in the directory the changes
file resides in and in the directories specified by the --searchpath.

add filenames
Behave like adddsc for filenames ending in .dsc, like adddeb for filenames ending
in .deb or .udeb, and like addrawfile for all other filenames

dumbremove filenames
Remove the specified files from the .changes file. No other fields (Architectures,
Binaries, ...) are updated and no related files is removed. Just the given files
(which must be specified without any /) are no longer listen in the .changes file
(and only no longer in the changes file).

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