Re: Limiting the size of installed changelogs
- Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:06:56 -0400
- From: Jeremy Bicha <jbicha@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Limiting the size of installed changelogs
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 8:53 AM Boyuan Yang <byang@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If Debian wants to limit changelog size as well, it may be better if we keep
> similar / identical behaviour / implementation as Ubuntu.
More specifically, Ubuntu packages keep changelog entries for 10
Debian/Ubuntu package versions.
At the bottom of the changelog, there is a comment like:
# For older changelog entries, run 'apt-get changelog libnautilus-extension1a'
apt-get changelog works on Debian systems too; it requires Internet
access to fetch the complete changelog.
The changelog stripping is done by pkgstripfiles, a bash script in the
pkgbinarymanagler package. That package is not available in Debian.