Dpkg::Changelog::Entry man page

Dpkg::Changelog::Entry — represents a changelog entry

Description

This object represents a changelog entry. It is composed of a set of lines with specific purpose: an header line, changes lines, a trailer line. Blank lines can be between those kind of lines.

Methods

$entry = Dpkg::Changelog::Entry->new()

Creates a new object. It doesn't represent a real changelog entry until one has been successfully parsed or built from scratch.

$str = $entry->output()
"$entry"

Get a string representation of the changelog entry.

$entry->output($fh)

Print the string representation of the changelog entry to a filehandle.

$entry->get_part($part)

Return either a string (for a single line) or an array ref (for multiple lines) corresponding to the requested part. $part can be "header, "changes", "trailer", "blank_after_header", "blank_after_changes", "blank_after_trailer".

$entry->set_part($part, $value)

Set the value of the corresponding part. $value can be a string or an array ref.

$entry->extend_part($part, $value)

Concatenate $value at the end of the part. If the part is already a multi-line value, $value is added as a new line otherwise it's concatenated at the end of the current line.

$is_empty = $entry->is_empty()

Returns 1 if the changelog entry doesn't contain anything at all. Returns 0 as soon as it contains something in any of its non-blank parts.

$entry->normalize()

Normalize the content. Strip whitespaces at end of lines, use a single empty line to separate each part.

$src = $entry->get_source()

Return the name of the source package associated to the changelog entry.

$ver = $entry->get_version()

Return the version associated to the changelog entry.

@dists = $entry->get_distributions()

Return a list of target distributions for this version.

$fields = $entry->get_optional_fields()

Return a set of optional fields exposed by the changelog entry. It always returns a Dpkg::Control object (possibly empty though).

$urgency = $entry->get_urgency()

Return the urgency of the associated upload.

$maint = $entry->get_maintainer()

Return the string identifying the person who signed this changelog entry.

$time = $entry->get_timestamp()

Return the timestamp of the changelog entry.

$time = $entry->get_timepiece()

Return the timestamp of the changelog entry as a Time::Piece object.

This function might return undef if there was no timestamp.

$str = $entry->get_dpkg_changes()

Returns a string that is suitable for usage in a "Changes" field in the output format of "dpkg-parsechangelog".

Changes

Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.18.8)

New method: $entry->get_timepiece().

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)

Mark the module as public.

Info

2017-01-31 1.18.22 libdpkg-perl