Dpkg::Changelog::Entry::Debian man page

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


This object represents a Debian changelog entry. It implements the generic interface Dpkg::Changelog::Entry. Only functions specific to this implementation are described below.


@items = $entry->get_change_items()

Return a list of change items. Each item contains at least one line. A change line starting with an asterisk denotes the start of a new item. Any change line like ""[ Raphaël Hertzog ]"" is treated like an item of its own even if it starts a set of items attributed to this person (the following line necessarily starts a new item).

@errors = $entry->parse_header()
@errors = $entry->parse_trailer()

Return a list of errors. Each item in the list is an error message describing the problem. If the empty list is returned, no errors have been found.


Obsolete method. Use parse_header() instead.


Obsolete method. Use parse_trailer() instead.


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.

Utility Functions

$bool = match_header($line)

Checks if the line matches a valid changelog header line.

$bool = match_trailer($line)

Checks if the line matches a valid changelog trailing line.

@closed_bugs = find_closes($changes)

Takes one string as argument and finds "Closes: #123456, #654321" statements as supported by the Debian Archive software in it. Returns all closed bug numbers in an array.


Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.18.8)

New methods: $entry->get_timepiece().

Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.18.5)

New methods: $entry->parse_header(), $entry->parse_trailer().

Deprecated methods: $entry->check_header(), $entry->check_trailer().

Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.17.2)

New functions: match_header(), match_trailer()

Deprecated variables: $regex_header, $regex_trailer

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)

Mark the module as public.


2017-01-31 1.18.22 libdpkg-perl