Re: Ubuntu-to-Debian packaging
On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 01:42:56PM +0100, Cesare Tirabassi wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 December 2007 04:27:28 C.J. Adams-Collier wrote:
> > Do you feel that it is appropriate to copy someone else's changelog
> > entry verbatim without giving credit to the original author?
> I guess you refer to mono-addins, for which I prepared an SRU in Ubuntu, using
> the patches provided by Mirco?
> Yes, I partly used his changelog because, quite frankly, what was the point of
> changing it? Its the author's changelog and for him it reflected best the
> content of the change, beside it ties with the history of the package. For
> those not familiar with our SRU, we apply the changes in the development
> version (in this case from the new Debian version) to solve a problem in our
> stable release. If you look at the bug report this should be clearer to you:
> In summary, I made the (evidently wrong) assumption that it was clear that
> this was a backport of an issue already fixed in Debian.
> So, in retrospect, yes, it would have been clearer to quote the source in the
> changelog, something that I won't forget in the future.
I've now adjusted the Ubuntu stable release updates documentation to
As with any upload, the changelog entry must properly credit the
author of the change, if it was not originally made by you.
I hope this will avoid such mistakes in the future.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]