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Re: XS-X-Vcs-XXX field not (yet) announced

On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 14:16 -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Sep 2006 17:40:54 +1000, Robert Collins
> <robertc@robertcollins.net> said:  
> > config-manager supports reading a config straight out of the VCS: 
> > http://arch.debian.org/arch/private/srivasta/archive-2003/dists--debian--0/flex/flex-2.5.31.config
>         But that would involve checking out the category which
>  contains the configs, or putting up the config file on a web page
>  (separately from the repository), and ensuring that the web page is
>  kept in sync, unless I am mistaken,

Yes. Storing the configs in version control is usually a good idea,
because that lets you have a versioned record of the exact composition
of the combined trees. (i.e. the debian subtree @ revision 42, the flex
source tree @ revision 12)

> > URI's accept parameters:
> > http://arch.debian.org/arch/private/srivasta/archive-2003;gpg-keyid=0x40612c84/dists--debian--0/flex/flex-2.5.31.config
>         Hmm.  Very interesting. 
>    The path may consist of a sequence of path segments separated by a
>    single slash "/" character.  Within a path segment, the characters
>    "/", ";", "=", and "?" are reserved.  Each path segment may include a
>    sequence of parameters, indicated by the semicolon ";" character.
>    The parameters are not significant to the parsing of relative
>    references.

yup. Not widely used today, but extremely :).


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