Re: lilo: bad changelog entry violates Social Contract
On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 08:39:54AM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> The changelog told you that it's a new upstream version and that it
> closes a particular bug. What other information are you looking for
> exactly? If you want to know exactly what's in the new upstream version,
> read THAT changelog.
foobar (1.0-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Closes: #123456, #123457, #123458
-- Some maintainer <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 19 Jul 2002 20:55:15 -0400
The changelog told you that it's a new Debian version and that it closes a
particular set of bugs. What other information are you looking for exactly?
If you want to know exactly what's in the new Debian version, read the BTS
and the Debian diff.
It is useful to explain the change which closed the bug, regardless of
whether it was made by the Debian maintainer or the upstream maintainer. It
is a Debian bug, and it should be closed with an explanation as to how it