git-rpm-ch;(1) Generate the RPM changelog from git commit messages

Other Alias



gbp rpm-ch [ --version ] [ --help ] [ --verbose ] [ --color=[auto|on|off] ] [ --color-scheme=COLOR_SCHEME ] [ --tmp-dir=DIRECTORY ] [ --vendor=VENDOR ] [ --packaging-branch=BRANCH-NAME ] [ --packaging-tag=TAG-FORMAT ] [ --ignore-branch ] [ --packaging-dir=DIRECTORY ] [ --changelog-file=FILEPATH ] [ --spec-file=FILEPATH ] [ --since=COMMITISH ] [ --no-release ] [ --[no-]git-author ] [ --[no-]full ] [ --id-length=NUMBER ] [ --ignore-regex=REGEX ] [ --changelog-revision=REV-FORMAT ] [ --git-log=GIT-LOG-OPTIONS ] [ --spawn-editor=[always|release|no] ] [ --editor-cmd=EDITOR ] [ --customizations=CUSTOMIZATION-FILE ] [PATH1 PATH2]


gbp rpm-ch reads git commit messages up to the current tip of the current branch and updates the RPM changelog from them.

By default, gbp rpm-ch tries to guess the last Git commit documented in the changelog. Alternatively, --since can be used to tell gbp rpm-ch at which point it should start in the Git history, or, --all to use all commits from the Git history.

The additional path arguments can be used to restrict the repository paths gbp rpm-ch looks at. For even more detailed control, you can use --git-log to restrict the generated changelog entries further. E.g. by using --git-log="--author=Foo Bar".


Print version of the program, i.e. version of the git-buildpackage suite
Verbose execution
Print help and exit
Whether to use colored output.
Colors to use in output (when color is enabled). The format for COLOR_SCHEME is '<debug>:<info>:<warning>:<error>'. Numerical values and color names are accepted, empty fields imply the default color. For example, --git-color-scheme='cyan:34::' would show debug messages in cyan, info messages in blue and other messages in default (i.e. warning and error messages in red).
Base directory under which temporary directories are created.
Distribution vendor name.
The branch in the Git repository the package is being developed on, default is master.
Don't check if the current branch matches PACKAGING-BRANCH.
Tag format used, when tagging releases, default is %(vendor)s/%(version)s
Subdirectory that contains the RPM packaging files.
Relative path to the changelog file to use. Special value auto causes gbp to guess, SPEC uses the spec file, CHANGES uses a separate changelog file (name derived spec file name with .spec suffix replaced by .changes). Guessing logic is simple: use separate changelog file if it is found, otherwise use the spec file.
Relative path to the spec file to use. Special value auto causes gbp to search and guess. Other values cause the --packaging-dir option to be ignored: the directory of the spec file is used, instead.
Start reading commit messages at COMMITTISH.
Do not create a new changelog section, just update the last changelog section.
Include the full commit message in the changelog output.
Options passed on verbatim to git-log(1).
Include N digits of the commit id in the changelog entry. Default is to not include any commit ids at all.
Ignore lines in commit message matching REGEX when generating the changelog.
Format string to use for revision field in the changelog header. The following string fields are accepted: %(upstreamversion)s the upstream version; %(release)s the rpm patchlevel, i.e. Release; %(version)s full rpm package version; %(tagname)s tag/commit, i.e. basically what git-describe would give. If empty or not defined the default from packaging policy is used.
Ignore commit lines matching REGEX when generating the changelog.
Use and from git-config(1) for the changelog header.
Whether to spawn an editor: always, when doing a release or never.
The editor to use for editing the changelog.
Load Python code from CUSTOMIZATION-FILE. At the moment, the only useful thing the code can do is define a custom ChangelogEntryFormatter class.


Additional to the above options the formatting of the new changelog entries (one-per-commit) in the changelog can be modified by special tags (called Meta Tags) given in the git commit message. The tags must start at the first column of a commit message but can appear on any line. They are of the form Tagname: VALUE. Valid Meta Tags are:

Git-Rpm-Ch: ACTION
Supported actions are: Ignore which will ignore this commit when generating new changelog entries. Short which will only use the description (the first line) of the commit message when generating the changelog entry (useful when --full is given) and Full which will use the full commit message when generating the changelog entry (useful when --full is not given).
[Close|Closes|...]: BUGNUMBER
Indicate in the changelog entry that bug BUGNUMBER was addressed in this commit.

The following git commit message:

      Document meta tags
      so one doesn't have to consult the manual
      Git-Rpm-Ch: Short
      Closes: #636088

Results in this changelog entry:

      - Document meta tags (Closes: #636088)


Several gbp.conf files are parsed to set defaults for the above command-line arguments. See the gbp.conf(5)> manpage for details.


Markus Lehtonen <[email protected]>