Re: NEWS.Debian support is here
On Friday, July 4, 2003, at 04:02 AM, Luca - De Whiskey's - De Vitis
Just curious: why not NEWS.gz for native packages?
It's prohibitively difficult to detect whether any given file is in
debian changelog format.
NEWS[.gz] exists in many packages already, and is of no particular
format in general, apt-listchanges doesn't know what to do with it (and
will in fact display the entire file every time). Since we can't rely
on the existence of NEWS.Debian.gz (as it's not required, like the
changelog is) we can't tell which file is the one we're looking for by
So, instead, we have decided that mandating NEWS.Debian is a better