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cvs-debrelease - Man Page

upload a cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package


cvs-debrelease [cvs-debrelease options] [--dopts [dupload/dput options]]


cvs-debrelease is run from the CVS working directory after cvs-buildpackage or cvs-debuild.  It uses the cvs-buildpackage system to locate the .changes file generated in that run.  It then uploads the package using debrelease(1), which in turn calls either dupload or dput.  Note that the --dopts option must be specified to distinguish the cvs-debrelease options from the dupload or dput options.  Also, the devscripts configuration files will be read, as described in the debrelease(1) manpage.

Note that unlike cvs-buildpackage, the only way to specify the source package name is with the -P option; you cannot simply have it as the last command-line parameter.


All current cvs-buildpackage options are silently accepted; however, only the ones listed below have any effect.  For more details on all of them, see the cvs-buildpackage(1) manpage.  All debrelease options (as listed below) are also accepted.

--dupload,  --dput

This specifies which uploader program to use; the default is dupload.

-adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type

See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description of these options. They affect the search for the .changes file.  They are provided to mimic the behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage when determining the name of the .changes file.


The name of the CVS module.


The name of the package.


The version number of the package.


The CVS tag to use for exporting sources.

-Rroot directory

Root of the original sources archive.

-Wwork directory

The full path name for the cvs-buildpackage working directory.


This option provides the CVS default module prefix.

--no-conf,  --noconf

Do not read any configuration files.  This can only be used as the first option given on the command-line.

--help,  --version

Show help message and version information respectively.

See Also

cvs-buildpackage(1), cvs-debuild(1), debrelease(1)


cvs-buildpackage was written by Manoj Srivastava, and the current version of debrelease was written by Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>.  They have been combined into this program by Julian Gilbey.

Referenced By


Debian Utilities