radical suggestion for fc4 release

Alexandre Oliva aoliva at redhat.com
Tue Feb 1 03:56:18 UTC 2005

On Jan 31, 2005, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 23:58:26 +0100, Jos Vos <jos at xos.nl> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 05:43:32PM -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> > So perhaps changelogs should be nuked entirely, and handled ouside of
>> > package content, instead.
>> Why not just removing the changelog from the rpm header and having them
>> only accessible via the spec file in the src.rpm.  There it is useful
>> for packagers (inside and outside RH) and doesn't bother "normal users".

> and prevents duplication of the changelog across all the binary
> subpackages from the same srpm, which Féliciano Matias brings up in
> this thread.  Hmmm.... i think i like this.

And if the metadata generator could somehow easily extract the
changelog from the srpm and provide it in a separately-downloadable
file, we could still have a simple command-line tool to get to the
same info.

Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
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