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Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions

Daniel Burrows wrote:
>   Hmm, it occurs to me that having a uniform specified way to retrieve
> the upstream URL might have some other uses as well.  For instance, apt
> frontends could provide a "view upstream website" command..

I think the closest we have to that right now is uscan files, which are
very useful in their own right. If you looked at uscan back when it just
supported ftp sites and were, like me, unimpressed, it's worth a second
look now that it supports proper regexps and web sites too. I spent one
afternoon adding uscan files for all my packages, and now a cron job
checks for new versions each night, which is very handy.

see shy jo

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