Automatic update of debian/changelog trailer line

G. Milde g.milde at
Tue Nov 22 09:50:21 UTC 2005

On 21.11.05, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> * Günter Milde <g.milde at> [2005-11-21 11:38]:

> > However, I would instead propose a change to the DJG Guidelines
> > 
> >   When committing changes that do not result in a Debian release, keep
> >   debian/changelog in a clearly broken state ...
> We can relax the rule, if you wish.  The "NOT YET RELEASED" string should
> be sufficient. 

Fine. Thanks

> Now, I usually do not have problems with inserting the changelog trailer
> line because I use the wonderful debian-changelog-mode in Emacs.  You
> could ponder that using Emacs to develop the jed package is like a
> betrayal, but debian-changelog-mode is really handy.  

It is not about betrayal, but I simply
  1. do not like Emacs
  2. am not used to Emacs keybindings (and to lazy to set up Emacs with cua

> This makes me think that we should try to contribute such a mode for
> jed.  The related emacs files are in the dpkg-dev-el package.

While this is a nice idea, I feel not enough urge to do it myself...

However, I wrote one piece, a function inserting the date in the format
needed in the changelog:

% insert the current date in the RFC 822 format (e.g. for a Debian changelog)
public define insert_rfc_822_date()
   () = run_shell_cmd("date -R");



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