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Re: [RFC] Add upstream VCS info to control file

Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org> writes:

> On 06/15/2012 11:33 AM, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> Yeah, a hook of any sorts is ok for me. The get-vcs-source in debian/rules
>> seems quite ok to me. Should debcheckout be modified to call it? It's part
>> of devscript, do you think it's ok if I submit a wishlist bug report against
>> devscript to ask for such feature?
> No, running code from a repository during checkout is a bad idea.

As you mentioned on IRC: cover the common cases with something
machine-readable, and make it able to point people to d/rules
get-vcs-source if it detects that extra work needs to be done?

(This could be as easy as a flag in said machine-readable place)

This way we get the best of both worlds.


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