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Re: How to handle Debian patches

Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 02:26:29PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
>> I think it's about time to file mass bugs on whatever packages are left
>> that use version control and lack the fields.
> You can imagine harvesting alioth.d.o and extracting all debian/control
> stored in whatever $VCS you find there, but you can't be sure if this is
> the currently used $VCS, if there are other versions of the package
> versioned elsewhere, ... Plenty of room for false positives.  Even

Why debian/control? debian/changelog provides the source package name and
the latest version. Matching data with the latest Sources of unstable
should do the trick to know what is up to date in the $VCS, and what isn't.

> Still, it is a good idea to start diffusing the culture of manually
> filing bugs against version controlled packages lacking the field.
> Cheers.


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