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Re: When to drop/split/summ changelog files



Hi,
* Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> [2006-03-26 20:32]:
> On 10605 March 1977, Nico Golde wrote:
[...]
> > Is there a way to handle these changelog entries which bloat 
> > the package and contain only information which are too old 
> > to be useful or is it ok if for example a changelog file 
> > would grow more than the source files of the package?
> 
> You know they are gzipped?

Yes for sure, but useless zipped information is useless 
anyway.
I thought about changelogs like:
2001-04-06   mitch      20:18:29        Michael Natterer <mitch@convergence.de>

        Files:  .cvsignore (1.1) ( )
                directfb.pc.in (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                directfb.pc.in (1.1) ( )
                directfb-config.in (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                directfb-config.in (1.1) ( )
                configure.in (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                configure.in (1.1) ( )
                autogen.sh (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                autogen.sh (1.1) ( )
                acconfig.h (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                acconfig.h (1.1) ( )
                TODO (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                TODO (1.1) ( )
                README.screenshots (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                README.screenshots (1.1) ( )
                README (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                README (1.1) ( )
                NOTES (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                NOTES (1.1) ( )
                NEWS (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                NEWS (1.1) ( )
                Makefile.am (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                Makefile.am (1.1) ( )
                ChangeLog (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                ChangeLog (1.1) ( )
                COPYING (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                COPYING (1.1) ( )
                BUGS (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                BUGS (1.1) ( )
                AUTHORS (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)
                AUTHORS (1.1) ( )
                .cvsignore (1.1.1.1) (+0 -0)

        Initial revision

Why not to keep it on another place? Or what would be a scenario in which someone could
use them for something?
I mean I dont want to just drop them I really just wondered why to keep something in the package
if it doesn't seem to be useful.
Regards Nico

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