Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492605
move the gargantuan collection of change logs from perl to perl-devel
Last modified: 2009-04-21 21:09:13 EDT
Generally speaking, detailed changelog files do not belong to %doc of the package.
%doc should prefer NEWS file, which should concisely describe user visible changes of the package.
It is possible to make an exception, if some of the following conditions are met:
- the changelog is short,
- the changelog is written in a user-geared style,
- the project fails to deliver a news file.
Speaking specifically about Perl:
It meets the last condition only, and I do not think it is sufficient for such an exception.
The change logs might be important to dig out when a particular feature was introduced or bug fixed. But to satisfy this advanced user need, it is enough to pack the changelog collection in perl-devel.
Fixed in perl-5.10.0-65.fc11
perl-5.10.0-68.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
perl-5.10.0-68.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.