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Re: Cleaning out useless debian/changelog entries

Il giorno Mon, 1 Oct 2007 16:47:16 +0200
Magnus Holmgren <holmgren@lysator.liu.se> ha scritto:

> I'm taking over a package (pike7.6) that up to when it was orphaned got an 
> automated changelog entry each time the upstream build number was 
> incremented. Hence debian/changelog contains tens of completely 
> informationless entries ("The latest cvs snapshot", nothing more). I'm 
> thinking about deleting those which don't correspond to an actual upload to 
> Debian. Would that be acceptable, or is debian/changelog _strictly_ 
> prepend-only?

IANADD, but here's my comment.
I think that debian/changelog should reflect only Debian uploads. As you
already stated, it's completely useless to have those entries there. There's no
new information we're giving to users. And, even if there's something more than
"the latest snapshot", but no upload into Debian for it, I'd shrink everything
to a single entry.


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