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Re: Changelogs (Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e"))

On Mon, Jun 02, 2003 at 11:33:59PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > When I open a Debian changelog, I expect to see changes which are
> > > pertinent to Debian development.  This obviously includes changes which
> > > affect the status of Debian bug reports.
> > 
> > >From Debian-Policy
> > 
> >    Debian Policy Manual - Source packages (from old Packaging Manual) (7/11) 
> >    C.2.3 debian/changelog 
> >    This file records the changes to the Debian-specific parts of the
> >    package [72].
> I disagree with that sentence (note that it is not really part of the policy
> document itself, but a pseudo-merge of the old packaging manual).

I should mention that the Policy Manual from CVS has that completely removed
and instead points to a section that says this in its first paragraph:

   Changes in the Debian version of the package should be briefly explained
   in the Debian changelog file debian/changelog. This includes modifications
   made in the Debian package compared to the upstream one as well as other
   changes and updates to the package.

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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