On tisdagen den 2 oktober 2007, Gaudenz Steinlin wrote: > On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 04:47:16PM +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote: > > 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? > > IMHO it's not strictly prepend-only. You are allowed to correct mistakes > in previous entries. But it should strictly document the history of your > package. After a quick search thourgh the pike7.6 changelog I have not > found any such entries which do not correspond to an actual upload. I compared the changelog to the PTS log ("Latest News"). Is the PTS log incomplete (after 7.6.24-1, I mean)? > Do > not delete these entries. They document that the source of the package > was updated to the latest cvs upstream version. Why do you think they > are useless? They are useless IMHO iff they don't reflect the history of the package in Debian because they just add noise. -- Magnus Holmgren firstname.lastname@example.org (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)
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