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Re: Documenting new upstream version in ‘debian/changelog’

Ryan Niebur <ryanryan52@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 11:31:35AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > I wholeheartedly agree with this, and would go further: even if
> > there are no Debian BTS reports to close, you should *still* give
> > the highlights of a new upstream version in the ‘debian/changelog’.
> I don't see the need for this. For most packages upstream's changelog
> is installed in /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGE/, which will (hopefully)
> explain all you need to know.

Not if I'm trying to see what has changed *before* installing the

With many of the Debian package manager tools (apt-listchanges,
aptitude, maybe Synaptic?, even the packages.qa.debian.org site) I can
see ‘debian/changelog’ before making the decision to install or not. If
all I see there is “New upstream version” I am no wiser as to what new
upstream changes will rock my system.

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Ben Finney

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