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.


my @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).
my @errors = $entry->check_header()
my @errors = $entry->check_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.
Normalize the content. Strip whitespaces at end of lines, use a single empty line to separate each part.

Utility Functions

my $bool = match_header($line)
Checks if the line matches a valid changelog header line.
my $bool = match_trailer($line)
Checks if the line matches a valid changelog trailing line.
my @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 1.01

New functions: match_header(), match_trailer()

Deprecated variables: $regex_header, $regex_trailer

Version 1.00

Mark the module as public.


Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.


libdpkg-perl 1.17.25 2015-04-09