Gentoo Development Guide

echangelog -- ChangeLog Generation

The echangelog tool should be used to generate ChangeLog entries. This tool uses the ECHANGELOG_USER environment variable, which should be set in the format "Your Name <user@gentoo.org>". The changelog message should be passed to echangelog on the commandline, or otherwise echangelog will open an editor for you to type your message.

echangelog should be called after any adds, removes or updates have been made.

See echangelog-1 for details.

Note

The echangelog tool is considered deprecated as repoman commit -m "[your message here]" will create a ChangeLog entry automatically when used for commits in the portage tree.