On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:46:58 +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> It is a matter
> of convenience. You can download a package, take a look at the package
> changes, then extract the ChangeLog file, if included, and if you want to
> look at software changes, too. The spec changelog is even more important
> when already installed software doesn't work as expected and you need
> access to the package changelog quickly.
No, you are missing up a package's contents ChangeLog with the rpm's changelog.
The only reason to look into an rpm's changelog is to find
questions related to "Why has this rpm been released?".
As in whether any bugs were fixed, features added/removed, default
configuration changed, important files relocated or dropped, ... there's a
lot that makes sense to be mentioned in an rpm package %changelog.
Normally you won't find answers to "What has changed inside
No, for that you see what %doc files are included and take a look
at those. "rpm --query --docfiles ..."