radical suggestion for fc4 release

Michael Schwendt fedora at wir-sind-cool.org
Tue Feb 1 16:44:02 UTC 2005

On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:46:58 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> >  It is a matter
> > of convenience. You can download a package, take a look at the package
> > changes, then extract the ChangeLog file, if included, and if you want to
> > look at software changes, too. The spec changelog is even more important
> > when already installed software doesn't work as expected and you need
> > access to the package changelog quickly.
> No, you are missing up a package's contents ChangeLog with the rpm's changelog.


> The only reason to look into an rpm's changelog is to find answers
> questions related to "Why has this rpm been released?".

As in whether any bugs were fixed, features added/removed, default
configuration changed, important files relocated or dropped, ... there's a
lot that makes sense to be mentioned in an rpm package %changelog.

> Normally you won't find answers to "What has changed inside of the
> package's contents."

No, for that you see what %doc files are included and take a look
at those. "rpm --query --docfiles ..."

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