[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 03:14:25AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 16 2009, Ben Finney wrote:
> > Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
> >
> >>         I would not be against a recommendation in policy to implement
> >>  direct-from-vcs  upstream tarballs to be created vbia get-orig-source,
> >>  and everyone else just use debian/watch and debian/urepack files.
> >
> > Okay, now I'm officially confused. I don't see how the patch [0] I've
> > submitted for this issue does not satisfy what you're saying.
> >
> > Ideally, I'd like to see you produce a patch for bug#466550 that
> > demonstrates what you're saying, so I can see the difference. I can
> > understand if that's too much effort though.
>         I can see how this discussion could have gotten confusing.
> Use cases:
>  A) Get upstream version from the Debian archive
>  B) Get a specific version from upstream (perhaps to package, or to
>     verify the version in the debian archive)
>  C) Get the latest version from upstream (usually to package it)
>         In cases B and C above, the upstream distribution can be a
>  tarball or a VCS.

There is a use case where get-orig-source is crucial:

  D) Upstream only provides an unversionned set of files on a 
     webserver. In that case, the packagers need to assemble 
     the files and version the result themselves. It is vital
     that such procedure be documented in the form of a script.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

Reply to: