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Re: Multiple upstream changelog files

On Tue, Jan 30, 2007 at 02:44:00AM +0100, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 30.01.2007, 01:54 +0100 schrieb Magnus Holmgren:
> > I better ask this once and for all...
> > 
> > I maintain a package where the upstream author has two changelog files: A 
> > brief one called Changes, summarizing the changes, and a detailed one called 
> > ChangeLog, which contains a detailed list of changes made to the various 
> > source files. Which one should be installed as "changelog"?
> > 
> > I'd guess the brief one, since it's the one users are most likely to want to 
> > read first, but on the other hand it looks a bit confusing with both a 
> > changelog(.gz) and a ChangeLog.
> I agree to this. I normally prefer to install the NEWS file (release
> changelog) instead of the ChangeLog file (file changelog). It's shorter
> and easier to understand. File changelogs are often very detailed and
> important information is hard to find.
I would prefer to have both available to me, with the detailed changelog as
changelog.gz and the summary as NEWS.gz.  dh_installchangelogs handles this
with ./debian/package.NEWS.


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