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Re: Reducing allowed Vcs for packaging?


On Sat 04 Mar 2023 at 10:58PM +01, Joerg Jaspert wrote:

> On 16792 March 1977, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> for the contents of packages in the archive the ftp team requires that
>> everything is in the preferred form of modification.
> Yes. Of course.
> But git or svn or even sccs and rcs is NOT, in any way, preferred for of
> modification. Only one way of storage and handling some metadata.

This is Debian's official position, but it's debateable.

There is the preferred form for modification for an individual *file*,
and that probably doesn't include version control.  But the preferred
form for modifying a *project* arguably does.

Sean Whitton

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