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Re: Bizarre changelog entries in some gnome packages

On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 02:41:53PM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 22, 2004 at 03:48:54PM +0100, Martin Albert wrote:
> >> On Sunday 21 March 2004 02:27, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> >> > maintainer(s) can lose these changelog messages easily and then
> >> 
> >> I don't think that should happen. Rewriting history is considered bad 
> >> practice. Add changes on top that make better packages.
> >
> > It's not rewriting history if the changelog didn't document history in
> > the first place.
> And on what basis do you decide what is history and what is not? 

That which changed in the package (outside the changelog itself) is
history for the purpose of a changelog.

Everything else isn't.

> These malformed changelog entries are definitely a part of the 
> package's history. 

All they need to say is "Orphaned package.".  The rest is just confusing

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