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Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> writes:

> Good point you have here - But (and I know it is not being discussed
> yet, maybe you want to teleport this thread a couple of years into the
> future) I feel this should clearly be an optional target, and the
> canonical location for orig.tar.gz files should still be our archive -
> Down the other road lies Gentoo's BSD ports' madness, where an upstream
> site restructure means packages become unreachable and insta-FTBFS.

I certainly agree with this.  I'm not sure if anyone was proposing using
get-orig-source instead of the archive for revisions of the same upstream
version, but I definitely agree that the Debian archive is the canonical

I personally use the same technique that Steve uses for the packages that
I maintain that need to be repacked, and I'm having a failure of
imagination for how I could do it the way that Manoj describes.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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