Re: Please test gzip -9n - related to dpkg with multiarch support
On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 11:47:19AM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Guillem Jover <email@example.com> writes:
> > On Wed, 2012-02-08 at 13:19:17 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > And while the binNMU changelog issues might seem like a corner case,
> > it's just a symptom of something that's not quite right.
> Also true. In fact, it's something that's been bothering me for a long
> time with linked doc directories. I'd like to prohibit them in more cases
> so that we get the binNMU changelogs on disk.
Relating to binNMU changelogs: do they really serve any purpose? There
are no source changes, so is there any real need for a changelog change
at all? AFAICT the only reason we do for historical reasons, it being
the only way previously to effect a version change.
We briefly discussed on #debian-buildd last week whether it was
possible to use --changes-option to override the distribution during
building. If it is also possible to override the version of the
generated .debs, this would make it possible to rebuild (NMU) without
messing around editing the changelog.
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