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Re: changelogs in packages and space use



seth vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 23:29 -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> seth vidal wrote:
>>
>>> You're right - no conclusion - but I guess I should put this to the
>>> packaging committee to get it added to the criteria - if we nuke
>>> everything but the last years worth from the %changelog and we do that
>>> as something useful to do for every release - then we'll be able to keep
>>> it pruned down and we'll still keep the history.
>>>
>>> People on the packaging committe - does that sound fair?
>>>
>>> -sv
>> I'm always worried about making it harder to get the history related to
>> the running code... (I guess there's still always cvs history, but...)
>>
>> I'd like to see all changelog entries remain that are related to patches
>> still carried in the src.rpm - and not thrown away just because that
>> patch was added > 1 year ago.  Much harder to automate, though... If
>> there's a policy that says I can trim my own changelogs with that
>> criteria, I'll gladly do it.  (Maybe the automated trimmer could only
>> nuke old changelog entries if the changelog is above a certain size
>> threshold?)
> 
> So my first question is this: Why are we carrying a patch for >1yr?
> Shouldn't it be being pushed to upstream?

What if upstream is releasing slowly?  There may be other valid reasons.
 (there may be lots of bad reasons too)

-Eric


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