Re: How to include information about a source package ?
On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 09:11:26PM +0000, Jeremy Stanley wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 10:06:59PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> > Nobody says that get-orig-source must be only used for repackaging
> > purposes. I think it is fine to have such target just getting the
> > upstream source (ok a hash checking against a previously checked
> > and trusted version is required) without further modifications
> > over it which is to be built on the autobuilder or end user side.
> > Any worries with that ?
> This sounds, to me, to be bordering on redundancy with the purpose
> of including a debian/watch file, as both would likely be pointing
> to similar sources (one for new versions, one for the current
> version with a MD5 hash as a sanity check). To take it even further,
> I'd be interested in a marriage between the upstream source location
> in debian/copyright and a target in debian/rules that would allow
> you to:
> a) eliminate the need to put the upstream URI in multiple files
> b) subsume or at least auto-generate a debian/watch, as desired
> Maybe have a machine-parsable URI in debian/copyright (since policy
DEHS actually falls back to heureustically guessing the upstream URL
from the copyright file if no watchfile is present.