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Re: Best practices wrt. Changelog entries in spec file (upstream vs. specfile)



On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 12:18 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "MS" == Michael Schwendt <bugs michael gmx net> writes:
> 
> MS> You can look _into_ rpms just fine and skim over any included
> MS> ChangeLog, NEWS, README files.
> 
> Please tell us how you would do so.  Assume the usual case, that the
> package is in a remote yum repo.
> 
> Remember that we have no announcement mechanism for Extras packages,
> so we have no way to communicate possible incompatible updates to
> users.  Obviously the idea is to not introduce any incompatible
> changes within a single Fedora release, but eventually it's going to
> happen and surely a sentence in the %changelog can do nothing but
> help.

A sentence in the changelog for such an event would be acceptable
(IMHO). Dumping big chunks of the package's ChangeLog into the spec
would not be. :)

~spot
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