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Re: Proposal new source archive format

Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> writes:
> Yes, but that's mainly useful for the maintainer and it's easily
> handled with something like CVS.

Of course, people doing NMUs and/or dealing with other arch's may not
have access to the maintainer's CVS repository, so it might be useful
to them.  I would guess there are relatively few packages in the
archive that haven't been NMU'd at some point.

> It's not strictly necessary for a source package.  Unless the
> upstream maintainer were actively looking into our source packages.

Is there some problem with having this flexibility?  I haven't seen
anything that would make it appear mandatory that you take advantage
of it---so where's the problem?


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