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

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> a tapoté :

> On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 10:35:28PM +0200, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > 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.
> Well, obviously, since someone is citing the old text as religious
> authority, it is impermissible for the above change to have been made.
> It must be reverted.
> After all, the purpose of policy is to "document current practice", not
> make Debian a better distribution.  :-P

But what is the purpose of documenting this practice if it's not to make
Debian a better distribution?

Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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