cvs2cl - CVS-log-message-to-ChangeLog conversion script

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename cvs2cl_2.73-1_all.deb
Package name cvs2cl
Package version 2.73
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::logging devel::rcs implemented-in::perl interface::commandline role::program scope::utility use::converting use::synchronizing vcs works-with::logfile
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Peter Palfrader <>
Download size 80.38 KB
Installed size 212.00 KB
This perl script produces a GNU-style ChangeLog for CVS-controlled sources,
by running "cvs log" and parsing the output. Duplicate log messages get
unified in the Right Way.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cvs2cl_2.73-1_all.deb 2.73 all Debian Main
cvs2cl - - -


Name Value
cvs -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package cvs2cl_2.73-1_all.deb
Source Package cvs2cl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install cvs2cl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cvs2cl




2012-06-11 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.73-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
2006-06-17 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.59-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Now that we use debhelper compatibility >= 4 adapt also
adapt the build-depends accordingly.
2006-06-17 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.59-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
* Move debhelper from Build-Depends-Indep into Build-Depends.
* Move the pod2man call from the install to the build target
(and install the created file in the install target and clean up
after it in the clean target).
* Replace all instances of "" with "cvs2cl" in the
manual page (closes: #360481).
* Change Standards-Version to 3.7.2 - no changes required.
* Update FSF postal address in debian/copyright and the cvs2cl
script itself (the pod part that makes it into the manpage).
* Update Martyn J. Pearce's copyright statement to include 2004
in debian/copyright.
* Move from debhelper compatibility level 1 to 4 (required changing
paths in debian/rules from debian/tmp to debian/cvs2cl, nothing else).
2004-11-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.58-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version.
Change --ignore to match documentation: use regexen (closes: #269918)
* Remove get-orig-source target.  It's now obsoleted by a different
script, which is available at
- Upstream tarballs are now created differently (still from
upstream CVS tho)
* No longer ship changelogs.html.
2004-07-26 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.57-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2004-06-21 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.55-2) unstable; urgency=low
* use File::Basename qw( fileparse ) in package
CVS::Utils::ChangeLog::FileEntry  (closes: #255500).
2004-06-14 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.55-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* cvs log changed its output format.  Applied a patch based on the one
provided by Martin Dorey to make cvs2cl cope with this
(closes: #254356).
2004-04-25 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.54-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Update standards version to 3.6.1.
2004-02-17 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.52-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* copyright file: make the pointer reference GPL-2 rather than just GPL.
* Remove self written manpage and replace it by pod2man output since
upstream added the documentation as pod.
2003-12-14 - Peter Palfrader <>
cvs2cl (2.51-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added Melissa and Martyn to cvs2cl manpage author sections.
* Added Melissa to authors in copyright file.
* Install index.html as cvs2cl.html in doc.

See Also

Package Description
cvs2svn_2.4.0-2_all.deb Convert a cvs repository to a subversion, bazaar or git repository
cvs_1.12.13+real-15+deb8u1_i386.deb Concurrent Versions System
cvschangelogbuilder_2.4-1_all.deb perl utility to generate ChangeLogs or html cvs reports
cvsd_1.0.24_i386.deb chroot wrapper to run 'cvs pserver' more securely
cvsdelta_1.7.0-6_all.deb Summarize differences in a CVS repository
cvsgraph_1.7.0-4_i386.deb Create a tree of revisions/branches from a CVS/RCS file
cvsps_2.1-6_i386.deb Tool to generate CVS patch set information
cvsservice_4.14.0-1_i386.deb D-Bus service for accessing CVS repositories
cvstrac_2.0.1-3_i386.deb Low-ceremony bug tracker for medium-sized projects under CVS
cvsutils_0.2.5-1_all.deb CVS utilities for use in working directories
cvsweb_3.0.6-8_all.deb CGI interface to your CVS repository
cw_3.3.1-2_i386.deb Morse code tutor - command line user interface
cwcp_3.3.1-2_i386.deb Morse code tutor - text user interface
cwdaemon_0.10.1-1_i386.deb morse daemon for the parallel or serial port
cweb-latex_1.1.1.debian.1_all.deb LaTeX support for CWEB (transitional package)