Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> Given that we already have a tool that can download upstream
> sources, with or without mangling, and can be used by facilities
> outside of the unpacked Debian source package to determine if there was
> new versions and to download unmangled versions, is there any need to
> retain the get-orig-source target at all?
I had no idea that uscan could do this. I think this is a cleaner
solution to most of my problems.
However, I don't think this helps with the original problem on the thread
where upstream uses only a VCS. I think that's a bad idea, but some
upstreams do it, and right now uscan doesn't handle that sort of case (and
it's rather outside its current purpose).
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>