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Re: [opensuse-packaging] How to deal with divergent SLE/Leap changelog?
Hi Ludwig,

On Mon, 3 Sep 2018 13:10:10 +0200
Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Petr Tesarik wrote:
Hi all,

I'm trying to find out how I can solve diverging changelogs in SLE/Leap
and Factory. There were some patches in SLE12 SP3, which are not needed
(and are in fact harmful) in SLE12 SP4.

1. When I take the Factory package and submit it to SLE12 SP4, the
submission gets rejected, because some (SP3) patches are not
mentioned in the changelog.

You can submit packages from Factory just fine. The condition is only
that bug references must not get lost. Patch names do not matter. So

Thanks. Unfortunately, it would not really help here, because the bugs
themselves were SLE/Leap-specific. Essentially, recent versions of
makedumpfile do not work with older kernels (including SP3 kernel), so
the package broke after being updated (as a result of an ECO). This
situation never happened in Factory, because the kernel was already new
enough when makedumpfile was updated.

It's probably not worth trying to fix the upstream package to stay
compatible with outdated kernel versions, so I reverted some upstream
commits instead.

Oh, and the update in SP4 is necessary, because old makedumpfile
versions do not work with newer kernels (e.g. the SP4 kernel).

Petr T

usually you would retrofit the bug references to the Factory changelog
entry that updated the package to a version that contained the bug
fixes.

cu
Ludwig

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