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Re: Policy on removing %changelog entries?



On Thu, 2009-08-27 at 13:36 -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.

I do occasionally clobber the changelog entry for a given EVR if it
fails to build, since from the koji-output perspective, you can't tell
the difference.  Changing other things is impolite though.

- ajax

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