packaging xca

Reinhard Tartler siretart at
Fri Sep 28 09:21:14 BST 2007

"Mark D. Foster" <mark at> writes:

> Hi I'm new here. I've build RPMS and freebsd ports before, but not so
> with debian.
> Trying to understand what is going wrong in trying to package xca
> ( 0.6.4 I am following the
> guides. Created the debian subfolder and relevant files (changelog,
> control, rules, etc) below.
> Yet I'm getting this error...
> mdf at monk:~/proj/xca/xca-0.6.4$ dpkg-buildpackage -S -rfakeroot
> parsechangelog/debian: error: unrecognised line, at file
> debian/changelog line 3
> dpkg-buildpackage: unable to determine source package is
> Contents of debian/changelog:
> xca (0.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
>  * Initial Release.
> -- Mark Foster <mark at>  Thu, 27 Sep 2007 22:45:42 -0700
 ^ space missing herer.

Better use a dedicated tool for editing debian/changelogs. There is a
very nice debian-changelog-mode for emacs (see devscripts-el), or if you
prefer vim, see the tool dch(1).

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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