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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>        In this case, I have yet to see why providing users of the
> list-changes output a better idea of what has changed in the package
> is a technically inferior solution. 

I agree with you for Debian changes, after all, it is the Debian changelog.
Still, nobody has convinced me that there is any point to include upstream
changes there though.

Perhaps I can put it another way.  The reason it's wrong to have a
changelog entry like this

  * Closes: #xxx.

is not because that it closes #xxx without a good reason.  In fact,
for the purposes of closing #xxx, it is entirely satisfactory as
this is equivalent to stating that bug #xxx is fixed in the version
that contains this changelog entry.

The reason it's bad is because it implies that this bug is fixed
by a Debian change, and that Debian change has not been documented
in the Debian changelog.
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