radical suggestion for fc4 release

Felipe Alfaro Solana felipe_alfaro at linuxmail.org
Tue Feb 1 07:09:18 UTC 2005

On 1 Feb 2005, at 00:45, Owen Taylor wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-01-31 at 17:04 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>>  this is a touch silly but possibly useful and it would definitely cut
>> down on the old crap blocking up cdroms.
>> how about if we kill all rpm spec file changelog entries OLDER than 2
>> years.
>> they'll still live on in older srpms and rpms but it'd be a useful
>> reduction and it would make the specfiles that much smaller, along 
>> with
>> the rpm headers.
> I like having the full changelogs in the spec files. Perhaps with
> the new CVS setup we could switch to having external changelogs
> and the same benefits.I wouldn't like to just go through all
> the packages and lop them off.

Perhaps you could leave the full ChangeLog in the .spec file, but 
instruct rpmbuild to completely remove the ChangeLog except the last 10 

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