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

On 12-Mar-2009, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         To recap:
>  1) apt-get source is enough to get the latest Debian source from the
>     archive (and whet for older sources)

I presume you mean ‘wget’ here. (Apart from ‘apt-get source’, is there
another tool that is *solely* focussed on getting the Debian source
for a package by name?)

>  2) In the absence of munging, uscan, with a watch and watch-current
>     files, is adequate to get either the latest or a specific version
>     from upstream

It's more limited than “in the absence of munging”. None of my
packages currently need munging, but there are some that upstream
doesn't *have* a tarball release for the code I want to package. Those
are the cases that led me to ‘get-orig-source’ in the first place,
since obviously ‘uscan’ can't handle those.

I would re-state this instead as: In the presence of upstream tarball
releases, which don't need munging, at the versions which need to be
packaged, ‘uscan’ is adequate for getting the original source archive.

>  3) It is reasonable to get the latest, or a specific version, from
>     upstream, and munge it.


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Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au>

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