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Re: Temporary solution for changelog problem in binNMUs

On Monday 13 May 2013 11:14:07 Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> There have been previous discussions how to fix this[2]. The dpkg
> maintainers would like to treat changelogs and copyright files as
> metadata and move them out of /usr/share/doc[3].
>   [2] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-dpkg/2012/07/msg00017.html>
>   [3] <http://bugs.debian.org/681289>

This may be a dumb question, but looking at this example of different binNMU 
changelogs [1], I wonder what is the point of having a log specific to each 
build system ...

In other word, can't we have a binNMU log generated by *the* system that will 
trigger the rebuild ? So the log would be common for all binary packages.

I.e. a binNMU'ed packages would have a log like:

 mesa (8.0.5-4+b1) sid; urgency=low

  * Binary-only non-maintainer upload; no source changes.
  * Rebuild against libffi6

 -- Buildd control system <xxx@yyy.debian.org>  Sun, 12 May 2013 09:40:10 

Changing the bunNMU log would limit the change to our build tools and would 
not affect users or dpkg.

Thoughts ?

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=708055#10

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