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Re: Reducing allowed Vcs for packaging?


On Sun 26 Feb 2023 at 11:38PM +02, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 09:57:34PM +0100, Diederik de Haas wrote:
>> On Sunday, 26 February 2023 20:06:26 CET Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> > For anything in Debian, the package sources in Debian would not
>> > disappear when a repository (or salsa) disappears.
>> Question as I don't know: is that only the package change that gets uploaded
>> to the Debian archive, or is there also a place where the (git) history of the
>> changes leading up to a new upload gets stored?
>> To use an analogy: I'd like that not only the 'destination' is preserved, but
>> also the lead up to the destination.
> What goes into the Debian archive is based on tarballs and quilt patches.
> Nothing is stored there except the files you upload.

This is a matter of perspective.  The fact that dak doesn't store git
histories and send them out to mirrors is an implementation detail, to
me.  salsa and dgit-repos are both just as significant Debian archives,
even if they're not what we refer to when we write "Debian archive".

Sean Whitton

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