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Changelog dh-exec (0.23build1)


dh-exec (0.23build1) zesty; urgency=medium

   * No-change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default in static


dh-exec (0.23) unstable; urgency=high

   * Fix the DH_CONFIG_ACT_ON_PACKAGES support so that it works on packages
     with dots in their name too. Thanks to Chris Lamb, Luca Bruno, Niels
     Thykier, and Mattia Rizzolo for the report and help in tracking down
     the issue. (Closes: #809283)
   * Urgency set to high, because the above regression causes other
     packages to FTBFS.


dh-exec (0.22) unstable; urgency=low

   * dh-exec-filter(1): Correctly support multiple negated arches. Thanks
     to Paul Gevers and Edmund Grimley Evans for the report and testing.
     (Closes: #801809)
   * dh-exec-install-rename(1): Restore d/install support. Thanks to all
     the people reporting the issue! (Closes: #802034)

dh-exec (0.21) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fix a regression in dh-exec-filter(1), which made multiple arch
     wildcards on the same line fail to parse. Thanks Paul Gevers for the
     report! (Closes: #801716)

dh-exec (0.20) unstable; urgency=medium

   * dh-exec-filter(1) will only match architecture wildcards now, and will
     keep shell globs intact. Thanks Evgeni Golov for the report!
     (Closes: #801516)
   * Fix a formatting error on the dh-exec-filter(1) man page.
   * Add a "When not to use dh-exec" section to

dh-exec (0.19) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fix the DH_CONFIG_ACT_ON_PACKAGES support, so it will work with
     packages with regexp specials in their name, such as g++. Thanks to
     Niels Thykier for the report!
   * Updated the copyrights in the source files too, not only in

dh-exec (0.18) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Add support for DH_CONFIG_ACT_ON_PACKAGES, see #698054 for details.
     As a consequence, depend and build-depend on debhelper (>= 9.20151004~).
   * Copyright updated, to reflect copyright being assigned to the SFC.

dh-exec (0.17) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Do not error out when build profile stanzas are found, but
     DEB_BUILD_PROFILES is empty: let Dpkg::BuildProfiles handle that
     instead. Thanks Samuel Thibault <> for the report!
     (Closes: #799552)

dh-exec (0.16) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Adjusted the build-dependencies to allow a backported libdpkg-perl to
     satisfy them too.
   * Make build profiles support optional, for easier backporting to
     releases that do not support them anyway.
   * Minor documentation updates.
   * The build now does not hard-code default paths, and respects the paths
     set during the configure or make stages.

dh-exec (0.15) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Now that bats is packaged, build-depend on it, and use it instead of
     shipping our own.
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6 (no changes necessary).
   * Added a manual page for dh-exec-filter(1).
   * Adjusted the Vcs-* URLs, to point at github.
   * Added support for build profiles. (Closes: #793736).


dh-exec (0.14) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Make dh-exec-install-rename's error messages helpful, patch from
     Helmut Grohne <> (Closes: #772276).

dh-exec (0.13) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fix a typo in the package description. Thanks James Cowgill!
     (Closes: #731078)
   * Add support for filtering based on architecture. Thanks Andreas
     Henriksson for the suggestion and testing! (Closes: #757233)
   * Remove empty  and commented lines before processing  too, allowing one
     to disable  certain lines that  would normally get  translated. Thanks
     Andreas Henriksson for spotting the issue. (Closes: #757273)
   * Add support for renaming files in debian/$package.manpages too.
     Requested by Andreas Henriksson. (Closes: #757270)
   * Updated the package description, mentioning the new features.
   * Updated the copyright years in debian/copyright.


dh-exec (0.12) unstable; urgency=low

   * The test suite was cleaned up and migrated from a custom solution to BATS.
   * Fixed a possible crash when DH_EXEC_SCRIPTDIR pointed to a
     non-existing directory.
   * Handle --help and unknown arguments separately, for better error
     reporting in the latter case.
   * Depend on perl instead of perl-modules.
   * Standards-Version bumped to 3.9.5 (no changes necessary).

dh-exec (0.11) unstable; urgency=low

   * Do not allow spaces in neither source nor destination when renaming
     files via dh-exec-install. That would make the syntax far more
     complicated, and this way, we can just disallow whitespace and get rid
     of the trailing ones too. Thanks to Chow Loong Jin
     <> for the patch.
   * Strip the output of any comment or whitespace-only lines, even when
     dh-exec was called with the --with-scripts option. Thanks to Dann
     Frazier <> and Daniel Schepler <>
     for reporting the issue. (Closes: #711937)

dh-exec (0.10) unstable; urgency=low

   * Build-Depend on automake (>= 1:1.11), to force a suitable automake
     version into unclean environments too.

dh-exec (0.9) unstable; urgency=low

   * Strip the output of any comment or whitespace-only lines, because
     debhelper does not do that for executable scripts. Thanks to Chow
     Loong Jin for noticing!
   * Removed the debian/watch file, it is fairly useless for a native
     package. Thanks lintian & the PTS.

dh-exec (0.8) unstable; urgency=low

   * Handle empty variables correctly in dh-exec-subst-env: use their empty
     value, instead of opting for the fallback. Thanks Chow Loong Jin for
     the patch! (Closes: #711643)

dh-exec (0.7) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Preserve permissions when renaming files. Many thanks to Axel Beckert
     for the report & help in tracking this down. (Closes: #706939).
   * Since we're using File::Copy::cp, depend on perl-modules >= 5.14.2~,
     which is in wheezy (the File::Copy in Squeeze doesn't have cp). Also
     thanks to Axel Beckert for the note.
   * Urgency medium, because not preserving permissions is a serious

dh-exec (0.6) unstable; urgency=low

   * Make dh-exec-install work on bare debian/install files, without the
     package name. Thanks, Axel Beckert for the report! (Closes: #698017).


dh-exec (0.5) unstable; urgency=low

   * Drop the AC_PREREQ from, to make backporting
     easier. (Closes: #696199)

dh-exec (0.4) unstable; urgency=low

   * Add Vcs-* fields, thanks Wookey for the report!
   * Improved the sub-command man pages based on Wookey's suggestions.
   * Bump build-depends on debhelper to >= 9~, and remove the Lintian

dh-exec (0.3) unstable; urgency=low

   * Implement a --with-scripts= option for dh-exec, to allow the user to
     limit what scripts get run. Thanks to Wookey for the suggestion!
   * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes required).
   * Add a rationale explaining the advantages of dh-exec and a few
     examples to the README. (Closes: #664698)
   * Add a --list option to dh-exec, to list the available sub-commands and

dh-exec (0.2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Disable pkgbinarymangler for tests, to fix FTBFS on Ubuntu.
     Patch from Felix Geyer <>. (Closes: #657966)


dh-exec (0.1) unstable; urgency=low

   * Initial release. (Closes: #651393)