Re: [RFC] Add upstream VCS info to control file
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 02:59:26PM +0200, Gregor Jasny wrote:
> When one tries to fix a FTBFS bug a look into the upstream VCS is
> often helpful. Sometimes a link to browse them is easily found on
> the homepage linked from the PTS page. But often these links are
> deeply buried in the linked website.
> What I'd like to see in the Debian control file are Vcs-Upstream
> fields that work like their Vcs- pendents but point to the upstream
> sources. These URLs would also be linked in the PTS.
> Does this sound reasonable?
We can think of 3 candidate files.
#3, debian/control (Not for me but you suggested)
debian/copyright in DEP-5 form has information on the upstream source
tar ball site but in human parsable format under "Source:". Requesting
to add "Source-VCS:" field or something similar to debian/copyright
seems most natural.
debian/watch has information on the upstream source tar ball with
computer parsable regular expression format. I will not oppose to add
some extension of this format to support such needs, too.
debian/control file has information on Debian package. (not for upstream
tar ball). This is the least likely place to use for such purpose.