Re: [RFC] Add upstream VCS info to control file
On 06/15/2012 12:03 AM, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Anyway, here's what I've been doing for our 150+ X packages:
> $ cat xserver-xorg-video-ati.git/debian/watch
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/ xf86-video-ati-(.*)\.tar\.gz
> debcheckout gives you a debian-unstable branch by default. Then calling
> the tiny xsf-remote-add-upstream script gets the watch file parsed, and
> the upstream branch added:
That's really cool, but what would be even cooler would be something
standardized in Debian, so that we all do the same way. Probably
having your something like your xfs-remote-add-upstream script, but
built in debcheckout, git-buildpackage or something like that.
Now that you tell about it, I agree that adding yet another field in
debian/control was short sighted.