Trim ChangeLogs?

Carlos O'Donell carlos at
Wed Sep 3 20:15:57 UTC 2014

On 09/01/2014 12:42 AM, Siddhesh Poyarekar wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:32:36AM -0400, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Would you be opposed to moving all ChaneLogs from
>> 2013 and earlier into a ChangeLog.old file, thus pruning
>> the %changelog section in the glibc.spec file?
>> I can't see anyone using this actively in the rpm,
>> but leaving it in a checked in file e.g. ChangeLog
>> means we can look at it later. It solves the onerous
>> problem that no matter what you search for in the file
>> you're bound to find that word or text in the ChangeLog
>> and that's getting annoying and old.
>> If nobody objects I'll prune the glibc.spec file and
>> move the old data into a ChangeLog.old file.
> I was confused for a moment about whether you meant the ChangeLog file
> in our sources or the %changelog section in the specfile; I assume you
> meant the latter.  That information comes up in 'rpm -q --changelog
> glibc', so I am not sure if it's kosher to do so.  You might want to
> check if it's allowed according to the Fedora packaging guidelines or
> even easier, ask on the fedora-packaging list.

I mean the latter, prune %changelog.

I asked several developers and they all prune their %changelog.

The Packaging Guidelines does not forbid %changelog pruning.

I'll go ahead and do the pruning, moving the old entries to a new file.


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