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

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12 2009, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
>> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>>>  a) Run a upstream version check from cron, which mails me if there are
>>>     new upstream versions of something I have.
>> What happens if your watch file breaks? Do you check upstream announcements
>> manually, too?
>         While my personal work habits are interesting, they might not be
>  wholly on topic for -policy et al. Yes, I do try and keep up with the
>  upstream for my packages.  Is this relevant to the issue at hand?

Yes, it shows that relying on watch files only is not the right thing to do. I
have more than one upstream where writing a watch file is completely useless for
various reasons. My impression is that people become lazy since uscan and
similar tools exist and are not enough in contact with their upstreams anymore.
I may be wrong, though...
Watch files are nice to have, but nothing more.

 Bernd Zeimetz                           Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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