[MPlayer-users] debian problem

Nyk Tarr nyk at giantx.co.uk
Mon Apr 14 21:29:45 CEST 2003

On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 06:35:02PM +0200, Holger Paulsen wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 06:19:02PM +0400, Vladimir I. Umnov wrote:
> > While making a deb from cvs version appears error message:
> You are using debhelper to create your package?
> >  dh_installchangelogs ChangeLog
> >  dh_installchangelogs: Cannot specify an upstream changelog for a native debian package.
> >  make: *** [binary-arch] ?????? 1
> dh_installchangelogs does not detect a changelog file in the
> sources. Hmm, in my not very new tarball there isn't such a
> file. You might try tu invoke debhelper with the option
> "--exclude=dh_installchangelogs". See debhelper(1) and
> dh_installchangelogs(1) for details.

CVS does indeed now have a Changelog. Although the --exclude should
work, it's a better idea to use a build number (I use the build date for
CVS) as it means your .deb will have a meaningful name and you'll be
able to backtrack if a feature you rely on breaks.


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