Bug#4561: dpkg-genchanges puts bad Maintainer: in changes file
'Yves Arrouye wrote:'
>It appears that the Maintainer: field in control is ignored, so the
>Maintainer: field in the changes file is made with the name of the user
>calling dpkg-genchanges and the name of the host the file is built on.
>This is a problem, and in any case, the generated email address should
>use /etc/mailname (my host name, for example, cannot get mail because
>his real name and email names are different, even in different
Hmm, something else must be going on. The mawk package I built and
uploaded didn't use the hostname either (which has been misconfigured
on my system as "syntropy.OnIt.net").
I think the solution is in dpkg-genchanges(1):
Override or add an output control file field. This
option is understood by dpkg-source, dpkg-
gencontrol and dpkg-genchanges.
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