Re: Improvements to ‘debian/watch’ for fetching from VCS
On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:04:21AM +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
> (Why was Manoj's message also sent individually to me?)
> On 07-Apr-2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > If the current version is what we are interested, why not
> > get it from the canonical site, the Debian archive?
> The Debian archive is *not* the canonical location for the upstream's
> original source. The upstream's repository (whether VCS or static
> files or whatever they make available) is the canonical location.
> Debian's archive might be more consistent and convenient, but it's an
> intermediary source for most packages, *not* canonical.
Debian's archive might contain DFSG modified orig tarballs anyway, right?
> It's not at all unusual for me to *not* want to get the latest version
> precisely because I'm not ready to package that version, or because it
> is worse (FSVO worse) than the version specified in
Yes, I more often find myself wanting to just get the current tarball.
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater