[pacman-dev] Discussion on changelogs

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 9 05:46:46 EST 2014

On 09/02/14 20:37, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 10:27 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Pacman does not have a wiki...  so I guess you are talking about Arch
>> policy, in which case I believe the answer would be no.  If upstream
>> wanted their ChangeLog installed to your system, they would do that on
>> "make install".
> So... we're back to what I was saying a couple of emails ago. *shrugs*
> But yes, I was talking about Arch in that instance.
> Can you explain why you are against the ability to add upstream
> changelogs to the PKGBUILD (in a declarative way, that is)?

It is not the package managers job to maintain information about
upstream development.  The job for a package manager is to maintain
information about the actual package file.  Hence the only changelog
that is appropriate is the changelog of the packaging process.


More information about the pacman-dev mailing list