Notice of intent: patching glibc

David Cantrell dcantrell at
Wed Sep 7 17:23:35 UTC 2011

On 09/07/2011 12:42 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM, Genes MailLists<lists at>  wrote:
>> On 09/07/2011 09:57 AM, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>> %changelog isn't for developers.  It's for users to see what the
>>> developers changed in the package.
>>   Would a git-shortlog suffice for %changelog ? Assuming appropriate
>> comments are required for fedora's git repo.
> No... users can access %changelog for the RPMs on their system via
> rpm.  Making them go to a git repository elsewhere to figure out what
> changed isn't exactly friendly.
> Unless of course you meant "have fedpkg automatically stick a
> git-shortlog into the %changelog section of the spec file on commit"
> or something.  Then.. maybe.

The installer team has been doing this for anaconda for a while now. 
The RPM changelog block is automatically generated for us when we make a 
new release.

When we do a "make release", this script (among other things) is run:;a=blob_plain;f=scripts/makebumpver;hb=HEAD

And we have a commit log format we follow:;a=blob_plain;f=docs/commit-log.txt;hb=HEAD

It works well for us.

> And yes, this assumes in all cases that developers are actually
> putting useful information in both %changelog and commit logs.

David Cantrell <dcantrell at>
Supervisor, Installer Engineering Team
Red Hat, Inc. | Westford, MA | EST5EDT

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