Re: how to correct missing changelog information?
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- Subject: Re: how to correct missing changelog information?
- From: Umang Varma <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:43:06 +0530
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>From what I've read:
On 07/21/2010 08:01 AM, Eric Cooper wrote:
> I recently uploaded a new version of a package and forgot to include
> a (closes: #NNN) line in the changelog for a bug that was closed. I
> can easily close the bug using the mailserver, but what is the right
> way to correct the changelog file?
You're not supposed to change it, just close the bugs manually.
> Will it break anything if I simply "revise history" and change the
> earlier version's entry the next time I do an upload?
Not that it will break anything, it's just a bad practice.
>From the Debian Developer's Reference:
> Do not close bugs in the changelog entry of a version if the changes
> in that version of the package don't have any bearing on the bug.
> The only bugs closed with a changelog entry should be those that are
> actually fixed in the same package revision.
> If for some reason you didn't mention the bug number in a previous
> changelog entry, there's no problem, just close the bug normally in
> the BTS. There's no need to touch the changelog file, presuming the
> description of the fix is already in (this applies to the fixes by
> the upstream authors/maintainers as well, you don't have to track
> bugs that they fixed ages ago in your changelog).