Guidelines for huge spec changelogs?

Mamoru Tasaka mtasaka at
Fri May 25 11:15:21 UTC 2007

Michael Schwendt wrote, at 05/25/2007 08:02 PM +9:00:
> Some [or many?] packages in the collection contain really huge spec
> %changelog sections, which contain entries that date back as far as 
> the middle 90's.
> It is not unusual that entries, which are several years old, have become
> irrelevant or wrong or get lost among several dozen entries like "rebuilt"
> or "update to x.y.z". The changelogs however are included in the rpm
> packages completely and also in web pages generated from them, e.g. in
> koji or repoview.
> Do we have any guidelines about what to do with them and whether it
> is permitted to strip the changelogs from time to time? (and if so,
> whether to archive them anywhere other than in cvs?)
> Not a big issue, not at all, I'm just curious. ;o)

Perhaps the approach by vim is preferable. Vim has
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-7.0.235/Changelog.rpm for older


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