Bug#4561: dpkg-genchanges puts bad Maintainer: in changes file
Yves Arrouye wrote:
: 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.
: Or -m"My Name <email@mailname>". Yes. But it would be nice to get it
: from the control file anyway.
Hm -- I don't understand ... :-/ what's wrong?
If I (ok, using the unrelesed (yet) dpkg-188.8.131.52)
dpkg-buildpackge -m'me and you'
'me and you' is listed as the maintainer in the .changes file.
Otherwise the name and address from the most recent entry in the
The .deb files nevertheless carry the maintainer from the debian/control
(Think it would be nice to have something like:
Maintainer: <from control file>
Changes-By: <from debian/changelog>
both in .deb and .changes, perhaps in .dsc as well (for debian only
email : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
pgp : A1 7D F6 7B 69 73 48 35 E1 DE 21 A7 A8 9A 77 92
finger: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com