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    Question spec file etiquette

    If I copy a spec file from say fedora and use it as a starting point to build a package, what's the etiquette with doing so?

    - For one, is this ok, or even commonly done?
    - Should I keep all entries in the changelog or delete them and
    start with an initial build entry?

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    Default Re: spec file etiquette

    Quote Originally Posted by canislycan View Post
    - For one, is this ok,
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by canislycan View Post
    or even commonly done?
    Did it a few times myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by canislycan View Post
    - Should I keep all entries in the changelog or delete them and
    start with an initial build entry?
    Keep them (at least the last few) and mark very clearly in your first changelog entry, that you derived it from another packager's spec file is what I did.

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    Default Re: spec file etiquette

    Awesome, thanks for the quick reply, I appreciate it!

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