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Re: Moblin 2 and Fedora

On Monday 04 May 2009 17:58:35 Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-03 at 17:08 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > been processed through something called specbuilder. The behaviour of 
> > this seems to have varied between versions - some remove the original 
> > changelog, some don't. In some cases the specfiles are identical to the 
> > Fedora ones (to the extent of including comments) but have simply had 
> > the changelog entries stripped.
> There is a reasonably legitimate technical reason for this, which is
> that the changelogs end up in the rpmdb, which is wasted disk space for
> the moblin use case (user just wants firefox and doesn't care about
> package changelogs).  It's about 24M on my machine, for instance.
> Of course that's also something you could strip out at rpmbuild time...

Which sounds pretty good idea, so I went and asked:

<Tuju> hi, any change ever seeing that feature metioned in moblin thread in fedora-devel mailing list? it was about dropping changelog from binaries in rpmbuild.
<PanuM> Tuju: that's actually already implemented upstream, just not in any released version yet
<Tuju> well that's great news.
<PanuM> here's the reference: http://rpm.org/ticket/47

> To save space in the packages and the rpmdb a macro could limit the
> changelog in binary packages. That way ancient log entries could still be
> looked up in the spec file. Limit could be done by #entries or by time or
> both.

> 04/16/09 12:20:34 changed by jnovy
> status changed from new to closed.
> resolution set to fixed.
> The new changelog trimming feature is now implemented upstream. The current
> implementation allows changelog trimming based on changelog entry date. It
> is specified via _changelog_trimtime macro: # The Unix time of the latest
> kept changelog entry in binary packages. # Any older entry is not packaged
> in binary packages.
> %_changelog_trimtime 0


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