[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Multiple upstream changelog files

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Dumb question: How this? debian/package.NEWS is (from man-page reading)
> just a different form for debian/NEWS and this file is installed
> as /usr/share/doc/package/NEWS.Debian.gz, which is not intended to
> contain the upstream NEWS file. Am I wrong?

You are correct.  And anyone using the NEWS.Debian file for upstream
changelog will get LARTed when someone notices the missuse.  NEWS.Debian is
supposed to be used only as a extremely high signal-to-noise ratio medium
for very important announcements about package/program behaviour changing,
and other very important information to package users.

If it doesn't need to be shown to every user of a package at upgrade, it
does not belong on NEWS.Debian.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

Reply to: