Re: Debian changelog vs upstream changelog
Ben Finney wrote:
> This is what I do. Rationale: The Debian changelog, unlike the upstream
> changelog, is available for all Debian packages using standard tools
> *before* installing the package, which as a user is the time I most want
> to see what has changed in a new release of a package.
> Merely saying “New upstream version” in the Debian changelog is utterly
> useless to the user for deciding whether they actually want that new
> upstream version on the system.
I fully agree with this. I often look at the changelog of updates from
aptitude, and hate it when they say "new upstream version, and fixed
something in the packaging that affected two people in the world" :)
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