[Mageia-discuss] Unhelpful update changelogs

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Jan 4 18:04:04 CET 2012


Not sure I'm missing something, but when there's a software upgrade
available (either in rpmdrake, or in the update manager), say today's

        Version : 2.10.1-1.mga1
        Version actuellement installée : 2.10.0-1.1.mga1

the changelog doesn't display specifically the changes for that update:

       * dim. 11 déc. 2011 13:00:00 CET fwang <fwang> 2.10.1-1.mga1
        + Revision: 180554
        - new version 2.10.1
          fix CVE-2011-3594: UTF-8 validating incoming messages before
         passing them to glib or libpurple Fix a memory leak when
         admitting UTF-8 text with a non-UTF-8 primary encoding Fix
         crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed voice and
         video requests 
          + dmorgan <dmorgan>
            - New version 2.10.0
        * mar. 29 mars 2011 14:00:00 CEST dams <dams> 2.7.11-1.mga1

How am I supposed to know what changed between 2.10.0-1.1.mga1 (the
installed version) and 2.10.1-1.mga1 (the proposed upgrade)? This
happens with many/most packages, btw, not just Pidgin.

(would be useful, wouldn't it ? :-))



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