radical suggestion for fc4 release

Nils Philippsen nphilipp at redhat.com
Wed Feb 2 13:19:28 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 00:02 +0100, Féliciano Matias wrote:

> The "problem" I have about changelog is its duplications.
> [fmatias at one i386]$ rpm -q --changelog xorg-x11 | wc
>    5369   35773  250956   <= big changelog
> [fmatias at one i386]$ rpm -q -a | grep xorg-x11 | xargs rpm -q --changelog
> | wc
>   75166  500822 3513384   <= very very big changelog (several times the same changelog).

Then the question is: why is the same changelog, i.e. the changelog of
sub packages with the same source package, stored for each package
individually? It could be stored once and be referenced from each sub
package. It gets deleted once all references on it vanish.

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