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Re: Policy on removing %changelog entries?



On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 01:36:26PM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
 > On 08/27/2009 01:21 PM, Jeff Garzik wrote:
 > > What is the policy regarding deletion of individual entries in the
 > > middle of %changelog?
 > > 
 > > A developer added a %changelog entry to each of my cloud daemons'
 > > packages, on the main fedora-cvs devel branch of each.
 > > 
 > > Then, a day or so later, after other %changelog entries had been added
 > > by me...  the same developer removed one %changelog entry from the
 > > middle of %changelog, and added another entry at the top.
 > > 
 > > I thought the policy was to never delete %changelog entries, ever?
 > 
 > Yeah, you really shouldn't delete %changelog entries. The only
 > reasonable exception is that if you wanted to archive really old entries
 > to keep the spec file small, I think that has been done in the past.

We generally cull the kernel.spec once per release, because that
thing grows to ridiculous length.  For any kind of archaeology,
hitting up the cvs server will tell you a lot more than the
specfile will anyway.

	Dave


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