Changes file no longer bundled in

Juerg Haefliger juerg.haefliger at
Wed Jul 15 05:45:58 UTC 2020

On Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:46:37 -0400
"Brian K. White" <b.kenyon.w at> wrote:

> On 7/14/20 4:42 AM, DanglingPointer wrote:
> > Is anyone going to respond to this?
> > 
> > On 11/7/20 4:44 am, Brian K. White wrote:  
> >> I too would like to know why is there no more CHANGES file in the 
> >> mainline ppa after 5.6.17 ?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Is it a glitch in the automation or an intentional change or the 
> >> result of an upstream change or ?? Is the equivalent info available 
> >> somewhere else?
> >>  
> >   
> And now I would also, separately, like to know, why there is no other 
> maintainer contact info to be found anywhere other than this list address?

Google 'ubuntu kernel-team' and the first hit is:

The mailing list is quite busy and things that are not patches can get lost.
It's better to contact us via IRC (details mention on that wiki page).

> It's annoying enough to have to join a mail list just to ask the 
> maintainer of a package a question about the package, but when that 
> address then doesn't even work because no one responds to email sent to 
> it, there is something broken there.
> How is it that there is this hostname, and this ppa 
> ~kernel-ppa and no hint anywhere of who to contact about them? What if 
> the problem were less trivial than this question about the changelog file?
> Who maintains ?

Us, the kernel team.

> Why is that not an answerable question other than "Ubuntu"?
> How does one ask "Ubuntu" this question about the kernel-ppa?
> Is one really supposed to start at ?

I think with some googling you would have ended up on that wiki page.

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