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Re: rawhide report: 20031010 changes



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On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 10:19:41 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> > > * Mon Aug 23 1999 Cristian Gafton <gafton redhat com>
> > > 
> > > - imported for Red Hat Linux 6.1
> > > - patch it up to make it more desktop-independant (and require cdp because
> > >   of that)
> > 
> > Unless inclusion of such old changelog entries is intended, they
> > could be stripped off quite easily with something like:
> > 
> > sed -e '/\* [a-zA-Z]\{3\} [a-zA-Z]\{3\} [0-9]\{2\} \(200[0-2]\|199?\).*/,99999 d'
> > 
> > Of course, they are more ways to do it (including more complex ways).
> 
> How the algorithm currently works is that it looks for the first line
> in the old changelog, and takes everything before that in the new
> changelog for the report. So, if the first line for the old changelog
> isn't in the new changelog at all, you get the whole thing.

...in which case you could still strip off the very old entries (in my
example, entries from 2002 and earlier).  :o)

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