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Re: Support specifying upstream VCS location in debian/control

Control: retitle -1 Specify a canonical location for upstream's VCS to be declared

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 06:20:52PM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> My feeling is that it doesn't belong in debian/control.
> The debian/control file is the source for control fields that appear
> in the binary package, Packages file, and Sources file.  If I
> understand correctly, the primary consumers of this field would
> already have a copy of the source (via Vcs-Git) so they can get the
> information from other files in the debian/ directory; they don't need
> to get it from the Sources file.
> With that in mind, Sean's suggestion of using debian/upstream/metadata[1]
> sounds good to me.  Would it work well for you?

Thanks for the feedback. I don't particularly mind where it is - it just
"felt" natural to me to have this alongside the other important
repository: the packaging one. Hopefully my retitling helps.

However, I'm not very keen on the extra work that would be required to
transfer that wiki page into policy as opposed to specifying an extra

Do you agree that policy should recommend such a location and is the
path to this recommendation, in your opinion, a ratification of the
UpstreamMetadata page or something like it?


Iain Lane                                  [ iain@orangesquash.org.uk ]
Debian Developer                                   [ laney@debian.org ]
Ubuntu Developer                                   [ laney@ubuntu.com ]

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