Re: A bit of history
On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 21:01:47 +1000, Hamish Moffatt <email@example.com> said:
> On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 11:09:19AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
>> So, I suspsect that I crafted the modemu changelog manually and had
>> either a braino or a typo.
> Common in those days, ISTR. It predates dch (from devscripts); I think
> the only alternative was the changelog mode for emacs.
> It's amazing how little things like dch (and all of devscripts in
> fact) make maintaining packages so much easier. Our newer maintainers
> might be horrified to hear that we didn't have build-depends back
> then; the dpkg changelog shows they were added Christmas day (!)
> 1999. And apt was only created in 1998.
Actually, debian/changelog was not a requirement when I first
created packages for Debian.
There was also no requirement for submitting a key into the
keyring. And not dpkg-buldpackage.
"One man's Mede is another man's Persian." A member of the Algonquin
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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