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Upload a cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package.

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CVS-DEBC(1)                          General Commands Manual                          CVS-DEBC(1)


cvs-debrelease - upload a cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package


cvs-debrelease [cvs-debrelease options] [--dopts [dupload/dput options]]


cvs-debrelease is run from the CVS working directory after cvs-buildpackage or cvs- debuild. It uses the cvs-buildpackage system to locate the .changes file generated in that run. It then uploads the package using debrelease(1), which in turn calls either dupload or dput. Note that the --dopts option must be specified to distinguish the cvs- debrelease options from the dupload or dput options. Also, the devscripts configuration files will be read, as described in the debrelease(1) manpage. Note that unlike cvs-buildpackage, the only way to specify the source package name is with the -P option; you cannot simply have it as the last command-line parameter.


All current cvs-buildpackage options are silently accepted; however, only the ones listed below have any effect. For more details on all of them, see the cvs-buildpackage(1) man‐ page. All debrelease options (as listed below) are also accepted. --dupload, --dput This specifies which uploader program to use; the default is dupload. -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description of these options. They affect the search for the .changes file. They are provided to mimic the behaviour of dpkg- buildpackage when determining the name of the .changes file. -Mmodule The name of the CVS module. -Ppackage The name of the package. -Vversion The version number of the package. -Ttag The CVS tag to use for exporting sources. -Rroot directory Root of the original sources archive. -Wwork directory The full path name for the cvs-buildpackage working directory. -xprefix This option provides the CVS default module prefix. --no-conf, --noconf Do not read any configuration files. This can only be used as the first option given on the command-line. --help, --version Show help message and version information respectively.


cvs-buildpackage(1), cvs-debuild(1), debrelease(1)


cvs-buildpackage was written by Manoj Srivastava, and the current version of debrelease was written by Julian Gilbey <>. They have been combined into this program by Julian Gilbey.
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cvs-debrelease(1) referred by devscripts(1)
refer to cvs-buildpackage(1) | cvs-debc(1) | cvs-debuild(1) | debrelease(1) | dpkg-architecture(1)