Should packages with PPA lineages preserve their PPA changelogs?

Cody A.W. Somerville cody.somerville at
Wed Sep 9 15:18:05 BST 2009

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 9:51 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:

> If we start with foo 1.0-0ubuntu1 in the archive, and I make a PPA fork
> for foo 1.1-0ubuntu1, and end up going through multiple PPA revisions
> (say, foo 1.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1 through 1.1-0ubuntu1~ppa6), should the
> changelog entries for those revisions end up in the final upload to
> Ubuntu proper?  Or should I purge them and keep the changelog "pure" to
> real Ubuntu uploads?  Or should their content be merged somehow?

As others have said, its really up to you. However, be sure no matter what
that you still accurately describe all the changes you made and that you
properly retrain attribution if others performed uploads to the package in
the PPA.


Cody A.W. Somerville
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