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Re: git.debian-maintainers.org, or somewhere else

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 18:35 +0200, Regid Ichira wrote:

>   packages.debian.org/source/squeeze/vsftpd is refering to
> http://git.debian-maintainers.org/?p=daniel/vsftpd.git.  The
> reference is in the left column of the page, under the links for
> vsftpd title ( Debian Source Repository (Git) ).
>     $ host git.debian-maintainers.org
>     Host git.debian-maintainers.org not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
> Neither packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/vsftpd nor the sid page
> seem to have the Debian Source Repository (Git) entry.  Was the 
> repository transfered to another site?  Is it temporarily not
> avaialble?  Something else?  Should the entry in the squeeze page 
> removed?

The Vcs-* entries have been removed in 2.3.4-1 as you can see in the

    -- snip --
    vsftpd (2.3.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
    * Removing vcs fields.
    -- Daniel Baumann <daniel.baumann@progress-technologies.net>  Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:55:00 +0200
    -- snip --

I am not sure why Daniel decided to remove them or where the package is
maintained now, but that explains the behaviour you see on p.d.o and in the

>   Isn't maintaing debian source in a ro public accessible git
> repositories a good idea?

It is a good idea, but it is up to the maintainer to decide how (s)he wants to
maintain her/his packages. Using a git repository certainly isn't mandatory
even though it is quite common these days.

Note that you can always get a source package with, for example, "apt-get
source PKG"
Wolodja <debian@babilen5.org>

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