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Re: Debian changelog vs upstream changelog

Jonathan Wiltshire <debian@jwiltshire.org.uk> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 11:50:30AM +1100, Ben Finney wrote:

>> Rather, it would be good to have a facility similar to the way the
>> Debian changelog is currently available: have the upstream changelog
>> published in a predictable location by package name.

> Where the changelog is already part of the source package and has a
> sensible name, and the package calls dh_installchangelogs, it's already
> installed as /usr/share/doc/*/changelog and the Debian changelog as
> changelog.Debian. The only unpredictable part of that is whether
> upstream enclosed one in the first place.

In order for apt-listchanges to do its nice summary, though, you need two
features: a consistent location *and* a consistent format, so that you can
show only the changes from the currently installed version.  The second
part is rather hard for arbitrary upstream changelogs.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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