Re: Finding a source package
<email@example.com>(James A. Treacy) writes:
> It is clearly much more efficient if the .dsc files don't have to be
> retrieved. This is simply a matter of policy though.
I guess you're talking about different things. Of course that
package's dsc needs to be downloaded, but Jay fears that all the dsc
would have to be downloaded, perhaps as an index.
I'm suggesting that dpkg-scanpackages scan the dscs and put the
section and version in the Source field, or perhaps add a new field
Dsc which is simply the full path to the dsc, akin to the Filename
field. Then downloading the source for a package is simple. The web
pages would use this field too.
> I see no reason not to simply allow multiple versions of source into
> the archive.
It's not so much multiple versions of source in the archive that I
object to. It's multiple versions of source. The same source package
should build on all platforms.