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Re: X facts about Debian - some fact checking and looking for ideas.




On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 10:39:51PM +0530, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> The first thing I wanted to find out, the separation of changelogs
> happened in 1998 according to dpkg changelogs.
> 
> dpkg (1.4.0.22) frozen unstable; urgency=medium
> 
>   * Non-maintainer bug-fix release
>   * Install main changelog file as `changelog.gz' instead of
>     `changelog.dpkg.gz' (Debian Policy, section 5.8) (Bug#6052,15157)

That doesn't demonstrate the point you claim above that it makes.  That
change was just a renaming.

The previous state was that doc/changelog (for the debian-manuals
package of the time, which later became debian-policy) was installed as
"changelog.manuals" in the binary, and debian/changelog was installed as
"changelog.dpkg"; after this change, there was still a
"changelog.manuals" but debian/changelog was now installed as
"changelog" installed.  But there were two files both before and after
that change.

In any case, that wasn't a typical matter of an upstream changelog vs.
Debian changelog, but more like two separate packages that were managed
as part of the same source tree but had independent changelogs.

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Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]