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Re: Packages using VCS but with no 'Vcs-*' control field

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 12:03:32PM +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> su, 2008-05-18 kello 18:40 +1000, Ben Finney kirjoitti:
> > This would still not meet the stated requirement for the proposed mass
> > bug filing, of finding packages that *do* use a VCS but don't declare
> > it.
> Of course, I wouldn't do a mass bug filing yet. I'd add a lintian check
> first, and do a d-d-a mail, and wait a couple of months.

And how would the lintian check work? lintian works on source and binary
packages, there usually all hints that the package is using a VCS are
lost (even more now that dpkg-source strip out VCS-specific files by
default, which is not a bad thing per se).

See another post of mine in this thread, I've thought at the problem of
discovering undeclared Vcs-* headers and I'm running out of good ideas.
The best I've right now is to harvest alioth.d.o looking for
debian/control-s, but there is quite a lot of room for false positives,
probably too much ...


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