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Re: Temporary solution for changelog problem in binNMUs


On Wed, 15 May 2013, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> > This new "Extends" field would imply that all meta-data (including other
> > missing control fields) is shared with the bar package and at build-time
> > it transparently gets a supplementary "Depends: bar (= <foo-version>)" but
> > the .deb would not have any changelog/copyright.
> Also think about the upstream changelog. Some packages consist of 90%
> changelogs which also shared with multiple binaries (e.g. tkmib). Not
> sure how those could be turned into meta data as well though. Sometimes
> they are only available as html.

They don't need to be turned into meta-data for this. dh_installchangelog
could just not install the upstream changelog for packages which have
this Extends fields (or put a symlink instead).

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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