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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon May 21 16:01:53 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-05-21 at 08:33 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> 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.
> Absolutely!
> 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.

As I always mention when this comes up - once a year on average -
Mandriva has been auto-generating the package changelog from the SCM
changelog for years, ever since switching from CVS to SVN.
Adam Williamson
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