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Re: Re: Re: Renaming and gzipping upstream changelog

On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 02:23:01PM +0100, Michele Gastaldo wrote:
> > > In your debian rules file you can use:
> > > dh_installchangelogs -k {your_changelog_filename}
> > >
> > > (the -k is to keep the upstream changelog file name and symlink it to
> > > changelog.gz, feel free to drop it if you wish, it will rename the
> > > file changelog.gz)
> > >
> > > or, if using dh7 style rules:
> > > override_dh_installchangelogs:
> > > [tab] dh_installchangelogs -k {your_changelog_filename}
> >
> > "If none is specified, it looks for files with names that seem likely to be
> > changelogs. (In compatibility level 7 and above.)"
> > So explicit dh_installchangelogs doesn't need additional arguments and dh
> > tiny rules will do everything automatically (if the file is named
> > Changelog or ChangeLog).
> For some reason, it doesn't seem to work like that. I had to specify an
> override for dh_installchangelogs.
It works for me without the override for
on current sid.
Mmm, i'm actually working on a Ubuntu machine (oops! :P ), could that make the difference?
Wild guess: Have you specified debhelper compatibility level 7 (or 8)
in debian/compat? Otherwise the automatism doesn't kick in.

yes, level 7 is specified
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