Section: libdpkg-perl (3perl)
Updated: 2021-02-15
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Dpkg::Changelog::Entry - represents a changelog entry  


This class represents a changelog entry. It is composed of a set of lines with specific purpose: an header line, changes lines, a trailer line. Blank lines can be between those kind of lines.  


$entry = Dpkg::Changelog::Entry->new()
Creates a new object. It doesn't represent a real changelog entry until one has been successfully parsed or built from scratch.
$str = $entry->output()
Get a string representation of the changelog entry.
Print the string representation of the changelog entry to a filehandle.
Return either a string (for a single line) or an array ref (for multiple lines) corresponding to the requested part. $part can be ``header, ''changes``, ''trailer``, ''blank_after_header``, ''blank_after_changes``, ''blank_after_trailer".
$entry->set_part($part, $value)
Set the value of the corresponding part. $value can be a string or an array ref.
$entry->extend_part($part, $value)
Concatenate $value at the end of the part. If the part is already a multi-line value, $value is added as a new line otherwise it's concatenated at the end of the current line.
$is_empty = $entry->is_empty()
Returns 1 if the changelog entry doesn't contain anything at all. Returns 0 as soon as it contains something in any of its non-blank parts.
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.

$str = $entry->get_dpkg_changes()
Returns a string that is suitable for usage in a "Changes" field in the output format of "dpkg-parsechangelog".



Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.18.8)

New method: $entry->get_timepiece().  

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)

Mark the module as public.



Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.18.8)
Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)