Invalid time stamp in last upload

Rafael Laboissiere rafael at
Sun Feb 15 18:50:12 UTC 2009

* Jörg Sommer <joerg at> [2009-02-15 18:59]:

> Yes, pollution, because the information when this change was made is
> recorded by the VCS. But the biggest problem I see is merging, rebasing
> and cherry-picking. On the dpkg mailinglist, a discussion about changelog
> enties is ongoing “GNU ChangeLogs, commit logs and commits,” where
> Guillem named the changelog files as the biggest source of conflicts.

Yes, I am aware of the problem.

> If you change with each update the timestamp this line differs in all
> commits. Due to this you will get a conflict everytime you move commits
> around.

Yes, changing the trailer line at each commit is an overkill.  However, when
a non-DM group member prepare a release, he/she could let the trailer line
in a sane state, such that the uploader would just checkout, build the
package and upload.

At any rate, now that you are a DM, this will not be a problem anymore, at
least for the jed package.

> But I assume you don't do any commit movements in the other project or
> what's your experience regarding commit movements?

What do you mean by "commit movements"?


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