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Re: Guidelines for huge spec changelogs?



On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 15:20 +0200, Karsten Hopp wrote:
> Mamoru Tasaka schrieb:
> > Michael Schwendt wrote, at 05/25/2007 08:02 PM +9:00:
> >> Some [or many?] packages in the collection contain really huge spec
> >> %changelog sections, which contain entries that date back as far as 
> >> the middle 90's.
> >>
> >> It is not unusual that entries, which are several years old, have become
> >> irrelevant or wrong or get lost among several dozen entries like 
> >> "rebuilt"
> >> or "update to x.y.z". The changelogs however are included in the rpm
> >> packages completely and also in web pages generated from them, e.g. in
> >> koji or repoview.
> >>
> >> Do we have any guidelines about what to do with them and whether it
> >> is permitted to strip the changelogs from time to time? (and if so,
> >> whether to archive them anywhere other than in cvs?)
> >>
> >> Not a big issue, not at all, I'm just curious. ;o)
> > 
> > Perhaps the approach by vim is preferable. Vim has
> > /usr/share/doc/vim-common-7.0.235/Changelog.rpm for older
> > changelog.
> > 
> > Mamoru
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> ... and the last changelog you get with rpm -q --changelog points you to that
> file:
> - older changelogs available in Changelog.rpm
In other words, you are proposing to use detached changelogs instead of
inlined ones ...

Ralf



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