Re: original package changelogs
Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
>> All of the packages for which I'm both upstream and the Debian packager
>> have no traditional ChangeLog file, only NEWS, and install the upstream
>> NEWS file as /usr/share/doc/<package>/changelog.gz.
> Perhaps that could be made clear; it's surely an obvious conclusion (but
> wrong, by your assessment) that the upstream ChangeLog should be used
> for that purpose.
> Indeed, that's what ‘dh_installchangelogs(1)’ will do:
> If there is an upstream changelog file, it will be be installed as
> usr/share/doc/package/changelog in the package build directory.
> Do you advocate a change to this behaviour? What, exactly?
There's an open Policy bug about this, which is where it should probably
be discussed. When packaging other people's software, I install the
upstream ChangeLog as changelog.gz and NEWS as NEWS.gz.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>