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

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> 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).

Note that even if all upstreams agreed with you that releasing
tarballs is a good idea, we still have the problem that some fixes or
newer code is not *yet* available as a tarball.

Getting the code from a VCS isn't necessarily because the upstream
follows bad policy, but might be done merely because they're slower
making a new version tarball than we might like.

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Ben Finney

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