Bug#632193: Changelogs unrelated
tag 632193 + wontfix
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 05:17:58PM +0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Package: openoffice.org
> Version: 1:3.2.1-11+squeeze2
> Priority: whishlist
> The changelog.gz and changelog.Debian.gz files are the same for all
> the (>=33) openoffice.org... packages, resulting in >= 44612568
> bytes of disk consumption. The space is uselessly wasted. Moreover,
Wow. 42M. How much... Given broadband these days this is not an issue...
> it is usually not the case that one change addresses really all the
> components. On systems with low disk memory, all those equivalent
> files should be stored more compactly (e.g. via softlinks) and the
You mean as Ubuntu does it with package inflation and breakage?
(i..e link in one package pointing to an old one of an other, causing
policy violations. Or you add strict = depends on *any* packahe,
which is broken, too).
> information in changelogs should really accurately apply to the
> affected package.
No, openoffice.org is the source package. There's no Debian changelog
for a specific binary package; that's always the source package. That's
what policy says, too.
There's also only one upstream ChangeLog, not several.
(And why are you reporing this against something whgich will not receive
any changes anymore unless really critical? Which "wishlist" surely isn't.)
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