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Re: X facts about Debian - some fact checking and looking for ideas.

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:39:51PM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> The first thing I wanted to find out, the separation of changelogs
> happened in 1998 according to dpkg changelogs.
> dpkg ( frozen unstable; urgency=medium
>   * Non-maintainer bug-fix release
>   * Install main changelog file as `changelog.gz' instead of
>     `changelog.dpkg.gz' (Debian Policy, section 5.8) (Bug#6052,15157)

That doesn't demonstrate the point you claim above that it makes.  That
change was just a renaming.

The previous state was that doc/changelog (for the debian-manuals
package of the time, which later became debian-policy) was installed as
"changelog.manuals" in the binary, and debian/changelog was installed as
"changelog.dpkg"; after this change, there was still a
"changelog.manuals" but debian/changelog was now installed as
"changelog" installed.  But there were two files both before and after
that change.

In any case, that wasn't a typical matter of an upstream changelog vs.
Debian changelog, but more like two separate packages that were managed
as part of the same source tree but had independent changelogs.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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