Re: The meaning of Vcs-* fields
On la, 2008-01-26 at 20:37 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 26, 2008 at 08:58:27PM +0200, Riku Voipio wrote:
> > I just tried this on madwifi, and it only pulled me contents of debian/
> > directory. Now I can't use that to anything, since there is no matching
> > upstream sources available. I wonder if it would make sense to require
> > that the Vcs- fields points to something that can actually be built. Now
> > I have to go wandering where to get the matching upstream..
> If I were you I would have tried "fakeroot debian/rules
> get-orig-source", which is the policy mandated target to retrieve
Roberto already pointed out that get-orig-source is optional, not
mandatory, but I'm wondering about the fakeroot. Why should the
get-orig-source target be run as root, or even as a fake root?