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Re: radical suggestion for fc4 release



Jeff Johnson <n3npq nc rr com>:
> seth vidal wrote:
> 
> >Hi folks,
> >this is a touch silly but possibly useful and it would definitely cut
> >down on the old crap blocking up cdroms.
> >
> >how about if we kill all rpm spec file changelog entries OLDER than 2
> >years.
> >
> >they'll still live on in older srpms and rpms but it'd be a useful
> >reduction and it would make the specfiles that much smaller, along with
> >the rpm headers.
> > 
> >
> 
> +1

Oh, no.  *Bad* idea.  It's an attack on the symptom, not the problem.

If changelogs are bloating the headers yum has to download, then 
strip them out when generating the yum headers.
-- 
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>


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