On 01/31/2005 10:43 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
Jeff Johnson wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
>> how about if we kill all rpm spec file changelog entries
OLDER than 2
>> they'll still live on in older srpms and rpms but it'd be a useful
>> reduction and it would make the specfiles that much smaller, along with
>> the rpm headers.
In fact, it's silly to carry changelogs in packages, since packaging
far more easily read from e-mail, or from a web-site, or just about any
rpm -q --changelog pkg
Hmmm... I must be different then ;-)
Seriously, recently I used this command to find out whhat's changed in
NetworkManager when apt decided to grab bind with it.
[And that was also when I decided to 'rpm -e NetworkManager' and manage
my net manually (it's simple enough: no wireless, no
plugging/unplugging, just two ethernet cards and dhcp).]
With no offense whatsoever to anyone, I humbly submit that the
the changelog are of rather limited use to any non-redhat developer, and
totally useless to any end-user.
Well, I consider myself mostly end-user...
So perhaps changelogs should be nuked entirely, and handled ouside
package content, instead.
Perhaps. Just a note that it *may* sometimes be useful even to end-user.