Bug#245250: apt-get source --tar-only should work with upstream version only
On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 11:54:02PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> OK, but if it is only to get the name of the upstream tarball then
> you can take any available .dsc of the requested upstream version.
> Maybe I should explain why I want this feature: We are having an
> alioth projetc for collaborative maintainership of the packages
> related to ocaml. Currently we store for every package the
> debian directory and the orig.tar.gz. We would like to stop
> uploading orig tar balls to alioth, which is a waste of resources,
> and rather have our internal build script retrieve upstream
> tarballs, either by using apt-get source (hence my wishlist
> request), or if this fails use the information in the debian/watch
> file to retrieve it directly from upstream.
It seems much simpler for you to get what you want by wrapping a trivial
script around "apt-cache show" and "apt-get source", rather than adding this