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Re: RFS: sonic

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 10:21 PM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 4:54 AM, Bill Cox <waywardgeek@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have to admit I haven't figured out how to distribute ChangeLog
>> properly.  My google-fu is failing me.  I'd like to get rid of the
>> override.  Also, like some other projects, like speech-dispatcher, I'm
>> keeping the log in git, and ChangeLog is just a dummy file to make
>> autotools happy.  It doesn't really add any value to distribute it,
>> but it makes 'lintian --pedantic' happy.  What's the right thing to do
>> in this case?
> Shipping an empty changelog file is useless. Either ship a useful
> changelog in the upstream tarball or don't ship a less than useful
> changelog in the Debian binary package. lintian is only informational
> (especially at pedantic level), ignore its warnings if they are not
> useful.
> For upstream projects I personally use git2cl or similar at `make
> distcheck` time to generate a useful ChangeLog for inclusion in the
> upstream tarball.
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> pabs
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Ok, I've installed git2cl, and updated the mkorig script to create
ChangeLog, and uploaded a new version of the package.  I still install
it with an override, but I think this package is ready for a sponsor
to upload.

Any takers?


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