Bug#4561: dpkg-genchanges puts bad Maintainer: in changes file
Yves> Package: dpkg-dev
Yves> Version: 1.4.0
Yves> It appears that the Maintainer: field in control is ignored, so the
Yves> Maintainer: field in the changes file is made with the name of the
Yves> user calling dpkg-genchanges and the name of the host the file is
Yves> built on. This is a problem, and in any case, the generated email
Yves> address should use /etc/mailname (my host name, for example, cannot
Yves> get mail because his real name and email names are different, even in
Yves> different domains).
I wanted to have it use "firstname.lastname@example.org" which is of course neither my
hostname, nor my mailname. To do that, I set the "user-mail-address" variable
for the debian-changelog mode explicitly as in
Works just fine.
Dirk Eddelb"uttel http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd