[debian-mysql] git commits and debian/changelog

Robie Basak robie.basak at ubuntu.com
Wed May 4 13:21:17 UTC 2016

I propose that we don't change debian/changelog in regular git commits.

Instead, we can use gbp-dch to generate the changelog from git commit
messages before uploading.

I suggest this because I've spent quite a bit of time cherry-picking
between Ubuntu and Debian recently, and find the constant merge
conflicts in debian/changelog a pain. As simple as they are to resolve,
it is an extra dance to do per commit.

For MariaDB, I don't particularly mind as I've not hit this much
recently. But I think it would be better in the long run when I hope we
can converge our packaging more.

Please note that when uploading, this means that the uploader would be
responsible for updating the changelog from previous commits - otherwise
changelog entries will get missed.

Any objections?

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