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Re: (non-)upstream changelog


Sandro Tosi wrote:

>> P.P.S: I'm taking care of this package since few months... under
>> previous maintainer, the upstream ChangeLog was still updated
> That's nicer, but I don't think it's worth a hunk in diff.gz (either
> as direct change or patch) for this.

What’s stopping one from shipping a debian/changelog.upstream and
using that instead?  If you want to avoid duplicating content from the
old upstream ChangeLog, you can always use "cat" at build time.

On the other hand, I do agree it would be best for upstream to provide
a log with release notes in the distributed tarball, which would
benefit everyone.  If current upstream is not the only author, that
might even be technically required by the GPL (but I am not a lawyer).


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