changelog in spec file, was Re: Stop the git abuse

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon May 21 01:49:03 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 08:02:23PM -0400, Paul Wouters wrote:
> Agreed. changelog and version field conflicts are 90% of my cherry-pick
> conflicts.
> I would be in favour of no longer maintaining a changelog in the spec file

As long as it gets put into the final RPM in the build process somehow. `rpm
--changelog` is often very, very useful in the field.

Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
Senior Systems Architect -- Instructional & Research Computing Services
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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