Automatic update of debian/changelog trailer line
rafael at debian.org
Mon Nov 21 11:26:51 UTC 2005
* Günter Milde <g.milde at web.de> [2005-11-21 11:38]:
> On 18.11.05, Rafael Laboissiere wrote:
> > Please, consider the patch below to have build-from-scratch.sh working
> > without human intervation.
> Feel free to apply the patch.
Okay, will do.
> However, I would instead propose a change to the DJG Guidelines
> When committing changes that do not result in a Debian release, keep
> debian/changelog in a clearly broken state, such that the other developers
> will know that the version is not yet released.
> Would it be sufficient to have the
> NOT YET RELEASED!
> I'd like to scrap this rule:
> Note the absence of signature and release date. dpkg-buildpackage will
> refuse to build a package
> Currently, I have to delete the release date before every commit of
> changelog to keep to this rule and reinsert it for every test-build.
We can relax the rule, if you wish. The "NOT YET RELEASED" string should
be sufficient. I was just trying to be over-conservative when writing
Now, I usually do not have problems with inserting the changelog trailer
line because I use the wonderful debian-changelog-mode in Emacs. You
could ponder that using Emacs to develop the jed package is like a
betrayal, but debian-changelog-mode is really handy. This makes me think
that we should try to contribute such a mode for jed. The related emacs
files are in the dpkg-dev-el package.
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