[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Improve changelog handling

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 12:43:01 EST 2007

On Dec 7, 2007 10:47 AM, Allan McRae <allan.mcrae at qimr.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Below is a patch that tries to improve the handling of changelog
> dumping.  Now changelogs should also get dumped when using "pacman -Qcp
> <file>" syntax as well as "pacman -Qc <pkg>" (See
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7321)
> This is my first patch to the pacman/libalpm code base so it probably
> needs lots of checking.  I stared at the code for a couple of hours
> before I started but I am probably using some libalpm functions wrongly.
> I would pay particular attention to the entirely new
> "alpm_pkg_get_changelog" function in libalpm/package.c.
> The code builds cleanly but I can't test much more than that at the
> moment due to my testing box having what I think is RAM issues leaving
> me only my work laptop...

Thanks a lot. I will look this over tonight, but I don't see anything
that would cause drastic breakage.
I do wonder why we never had a pkg_get_changelog() /me shrugs

Thanks for the patch, it's good for the motivation when new people
come on board.

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