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Re: changelogs in packages and space use



On Fri, 2007-08-31 at 15:00 -0400, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Aug 2007 14:58:26 -0400
> "Colin Walters" <walters redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > On 8/31/07, David Cantrell <dcantrell redhat com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Some packages are essentially the upstream source for a project,
> > 
> > 
> > Yes, and I think this should be strongly discouraged.   For starters, spec
> > files and patches are a poor substitute for revision control.  It also makes
> > it significantly more painful for other people to reuse the work (c.f. the
> > Ubuntu developer's request).
> > 
> > If we have situations like this - put up a project on
> > hosted.fedoraproject.org.  Or code.google.com.  Or sourceforge.
> 
> Done and done.  I moved mine, but some haven't moved and probably won't for a while.  Even when they do move, the project will need to change how it handles recording changes going forward.
> 
> I'm just saying that having a script mow down changelog entries is a bad idea.  It should be in the hands of the package maintainer.

I'm sorry if I said this incorrectly. we wouldn't be removing them from
the spec files. It would only be not including them in the binary rpms
that get created.

nothing would get edited out of someone's specfile automatically.

-sv




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