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Re: About DEP-5 Format URL

Le Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 06:17:29PM +0800, Liang Guo a écrit :
>   http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?op=file&rev=174
> which shows "An Exception Has Occurred"
> Is it a expected behavior or something wrong ? 

Dear Liang,

the Subversion browser WebSVN has been discontined on svn.debian.org and
therefore some example URLs in the historic version of DEP 5 on dep.debian.net
are not valid anymore.  Please note that the latest version of the DEP can now
be found at the following URL:


The status of DEP 5 is currently ‘CANDIDATE’, which means it is not finalised
yet.  Your feedback as an early user is much appreciated.

Given that the URL you referred to is not valid anymore, you can decide to
correct it in debian/copyright or not.  For this choice, I would recommend that
you think of how you would like to use this URL.  If you think its use is
mostly to guide readers to the DEP source, then you can correct it to
‘http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?revision=174’;.  But if
you are using a helper tool like config-edit
which parses the Format field and may provide some help to upgrade from one
revision to another, then I would advice to keep using the original URL as
documented in the version of the DEP you followed.

Bue anyway, the DEP is not changing much.  What I personally do with my
packages is to use http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5/ without mentionning any
revision.  You can also read more opinions in the following thread:


Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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