Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
On Sun, Mar 15, 2009 at 06:48:11PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 12 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
> 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 have get-orig-source targets that verify the upstream detached gpg
signatures before repacking the tarballs. Is there a way to do that with
> I mean, this seldom implemented target is duplicating an existing and
> widely used facility in Debian; and removing the target from the policy
> will advance the laudable goal of stripping the policy of cruft.
Well, I doubt more people are using uscan mangling than are using
get-orig-source, really; so I don't think that facility is "widely used".
But that's not an argument against dropping get-orig-source from policy,
either, if we think there's something better.
If get-orig-source is going to be dropped from policy, I think there should
be some replacement language encouraging the use of uscan with support for
any necessary mangling.
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