Re: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Ben Finney <email@example.com> writes:
> Debian's policy §4.9 discusses a ‘debian/rules’ target named
> `get-orig-source' (optional)
> This target fetches the most recent version of the original
> source package from a canonical archive site (via FTP or
> WWW, for example), does any necessary rearrangement to turn
> it into the original source tar file format described below,
> and leaves it in the current directory.
> I have had some success with the following approach:
> * Invoke the appropriate VCS tool to export the specified revision
> from the VCS repository URL to a temporary directory.
It's been brought to my attention that this approach actually
conflicts with the above section of policy.
Am I right in thinking that the ‘get-orig-source’ target should ignore
the version strings in ‘debian/changelog’, and should instead get
whatever version is the latest available from upstream?
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