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Re: automated updates of debian/changelog considered harmful

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 07:09:35PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 01:01:52AM +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Adding changes would be ok for an upload which includes source
> > (i.e., .dsc and .diff), but it's simply the *wrong* thing to do when
> > an upload does not include a new source (for example, the changelog
> > update will also happen on builds made by an autobuilder).
> Woah, it's not okay for sourceful uploads either. You *cannot* change
> anything that goes into the source package at build time. This
> includes the top entry in changelog and the source section of the
> control file. Trying to do this *will not work*.

Well, technically you can do it in the clean target. It's still probably
a bad idea in most cases (linux-kernel-di-* manage to autogenerate
debian/control in I think a correct way, but certainly don't touch

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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