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Re: (Vcs-Upstream-)Git support for uscan?

On 04/19/2011 09:03 AM, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> Evgeni Golov <evgeni@debian.org> writes:
>> We (lindi, liw and me) had just a short discussion in #-devel, that it
>> would be nice to have some sort of Vcs-Upstream-* in debian/control
> How many packages are there that are not using a watch file because
> upstream does not provide usable tarballs (either no tarballs or they
> are behind some changing dynamic web site layout)?
> Would it be a completely silly idea to extend uscan to support git in
> addition to HTTP and FTP that it currently supports?

And SVN, bzr, hg, CVS, Darcs, did I miss someone? :)
This is imho the task of the get-orig-source rule in debian/rules (which
needs a generic helper so not everyone has to invent the wheel again,
but thats a different topic).


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