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Re: [PATCH] proposed v3 source format using .git.tar.gz

On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 10:18:17PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 08:45:08AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > I'm
> > quite attached to being able to peek inside source packages quickly by
> > sshing over to the local mirror I keep at home which grabs everything
> > overnight so that I don't have to wait for it to download; particularly
> > so for large source packages.
> How is that better than running "apt-get source" against your local
> mirror, though?
> Alternatively, is it really a problem to have your local mirror
> autogenerate v1 source packages in the same way v1source.qa.d.o presumably
> would?

Of course, one possibility is to go the opposite direction: having a v3
source repository, that will automatically create v1 (or even v2 packages)
and upload them to the main archive.

> (It might be just me, but I'm getting the feeling that implementing
> Wig&Pen via this v3 format is probably easier than implementing it via
> the v2 format...)

Could you please explain what the difference between "Wig&Pen" and v2
format is? I've seen them as identities so far.

> I might be off my rocker, but I'm not seeing any reason why we couldn't
> allow uploads of v3 format packages to experimental while blocking them
> for unstable etc, presuming dpkg somewhere supported them.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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