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Changelog

The Changelog is one of the required files in a Debian ?Package, both SourcePackages and BinaryPackages.

It is used to document changes to the Debian packaging. It also defines the ?VersionNumber of the current package.

There is another useful feature, it is possible to close BugReports in the changelog of a package, and they will be automatically closed when the package is accepted. See ?ClosingBugReportsInTheChangelog for more information on how to do this.