Guidelines for huge spec changelogs?

Karsten Hopp karsten at
Fri May 25 13:20:02 UTC 2007

Mamoru Tasaka schrieb:
> 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
> changelog.
> Mamoru

... and the last changelog you get with rpm -q --changelog points you to that
- older changelogs available in Changelog.rpm


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