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

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Mon May 21 07:33:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 09:49:03PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> 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.


BTW SuSE has not had an RPM %changelog section for at least 4 years.
However they have a system where a hand-written <package>.changes file
is incorporated into the spec during the build, so their solution
isn't directly applicable.


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