dh_installchangelogs - install changelogs into package build directories
dh_installchangelogs [debhelper options] [-k] [upstream]
dh_installchangelogs is a debhelper program that is responsible for installing changelogs into package build directories.
dh_installchangelogs determines if the package is a debian native package, and if so, it installs debian/changelog into usr/share/doc/package/changelog in the package build directory. Otherwise, it installs debian/changelog into usr/share/doc/package/changelog.Debian in the package build directory. (If files named debian/package.changelog exist, they will be used in preference to debian/changelog.)
Parallelling the debian changelog handling, this program also takes care of NEWS.Debian files. If there is a debian/NEWS file, it is installed as usr/share/doc/package/NEWS.Debian. debian/package.NEWS files can also be used.
An upstream changelog file may be specified as an option. If none is specified, a few common filenames are tried. (In compatibility level 7 and above.)
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 usr/share/doc/package/changelog.
This program is a part of debhelper.
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>