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Re: Purging old metadata

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 12:27:25 -0700, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> said: 

> While preparing the next release, should I delete ChangeLog and
> debian/ChangeLog?  It doesn't look like either have been used in a
> while, and since we're using a VCS that records all that information
> with more detail, I wouldn't think we'd want to use it in the future.

        I'd be fine with that. git log <filename> is probably better --
 as long as out commit messages  are descriptive, which they should be,

> Also, debian/postinst.in, debian/prerm.in, and debian/rules have
> headers that look like they're normally managed with Emacs modes or
> something similar, but which haven't been updated in some time and are
> probably redundant with a VCS at this point.  Should I remove those as
> well to avoid any possible confusion?

        I would like that. They are my emacs macros, and the thing is,
 when I commit to a file, the headers change -- so when there are
 commits that I make to the same file in more than one branch, there is
 an instant conflict -- since the headers are changed on both branches,
 and the lines overlap.

        I really should get rid of the macros, but nostalgia keeps me
 from doing so. I mean, how else could I tell that my .login was created
 on an ULTRIX box in July '88?

 this means that ~/.login is older than some people on this mailing list
"One day I woke up and discovered that I was in love with tripe." Tom
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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