radical suggestion for fc4 release

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Feb 1 20:07:22 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 21:46 +0200, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 15:46 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > Frankly speaking, the only situation I have found rpm.specs useful
> > sofar, was to dig out the responsible maintainer of a package to get in
> > direct contact to him.
> On the other hand, this is the very reason I have sometimes considered
> leaving out my email address entirely from the specfile changelogs.  I
> cannot promise personal individual support for users of the packages I
> maintain.  Bugzillas and mailing lists are much better for that.
> Back to the original topic: I think it is ok to remove the changelogs
> from the packages altogether provided that a equally easily accessible
> and working replacement to "rpm -q --changelog" is provided.  But I
> don't have ideas how to implement that right now, sorry.

May have a solution to that for you. Panu worked up a script using the
xml metadata to be able to do simple queries of the metadata like you
would with rpm -q

repoquery --changelog yum

worked for me.


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