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

Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:

>         Given that we already have a tool that can download upstream
>  sources, with or without mangling, and can be used by facilities
>  outside of the unpacked Debian source package to determine if there was
>  new versions and to download unmangled versions, is there any need to
>  retain the get-orig-source target at all?

I had no idea that uscan could do this.  I think this is a cleaner
solution to most of my problems.

However, I don't think this helps with the original problem on the thread
where upstream uses only a VCS.  I think that's a bad idea, but some
upstreams do it, and right now uscan doesn't handle that sort of case (and
it's rather outside its current purpose).

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

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