dh_installchangelogs - install changelogs into package build
dh_installchangelogs [debhelperoptions] [-k] [-Xitem] [upstream]
dh_installchangelogs is a debhelper program that is responsible for
installing changelogs into package build directories.
An upstream changelog file may be specified as an option.
If there is an upstream changelog file, it will be be installed as
usr/share/doc/package/changelog in the package build directory. If the
changelog is a html file (determined by file extension), it will be
installed as usr/share/doc/package/changelog.html instead, and will be
converted to plain text with html2text to generate
Automatically installed into usr/share/doc/package/ in the package
Use the package specific name if package needs a different NEWS or
The changelog file is installed with a name of changelog for native
packages, and changelog.Debian for non-native packages. The NEWS
file is always installed with a name of NEWS.Debian.
Keep the original name of the upstream changelog. This will be
accomplished by installing the upstream changelog as "changelog",
and making a symlink from that to the original name of the
changelog file. This can be useful if the upstream changelog has an
unusual name, or if other documentation in the package refers to
the changelog file.
Exclude upstream changelog files that contain "item" anywhere in
their filename from being installed.
Install this file as the upstream changelog.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>