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Re: What changelog to preserve at untrivial merging?



On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 07:31:32PM -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Dmitry Butskoy <buc odusz so-cdu ru>
> wrote:
> 
> > Both packages have their own history. What changelog preserve in the new
> > mailx in rawhide -- the old entries from mailx-8.x, the new entries from
> > nail-12.3, or something else?
> 
> 
> I would consider it a package rename, nail -> mailx, thus the nail changelog
> should be preserved.
> 
> Would it have been more appropriate to just have nail obsolete mailx? What
> is the actual upstream name?

mailx could be kept in fedora, nail doesn't really obsolete it, like a
rename do. I think that the issue here is that a virtual provide should
be used for mail (or a file provide like /bin/mail) such that the
package providing mail can change in time.

--
Pat


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