Re: Bug#452806: [debchange] dch -a shouldn't modify existing entries
reassign 452806 dpkg
retitle 452806 [dpkg-parsechangelog] Please maintain trailing whitespace
On Sun, 2007-11-25 at 11:41 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Package: devscripts
> Version: 2.10.10
> Severity: normal
> File: /usr/bin/dch
> When "dch -a" is called, it strips any whitespace at the end of lines in
> the existing changelog entries.
> This is very annoying for team-maintained packages, especially combined
> to debcommit which then considers these lines as having changed and adds
> them to the commit message.
debchange simply parses the output of dpkg-parsechangelog(1) in order to
derive the changes. dpkg-pc is stripping the whitespace before debchange
begins processing it; I'm therefore reassigning the bug.
adam@kaa:~$ egrep " $" debian/changelog
adam@kaa:~$ dpkg-parsechangelog |egrep " $"