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Re: first salsa contribution

Hi Gregor,

Yes, I agree that my patch to debian/watch is quite bad. Xguimard proposed a better URL.

But my hunch is that this module is kinda obsolete (ie: not maintained anymore) and the new URL I and xguimard found are just some sort of archives of this module.

If this module is obsolete, does it make sense continuing distributing this module? If yes,is the URL proposed by xguimard a proper alternative?

I believe there are a lot of other modules in the same state as liblog-dispatch-filewriterotate-perl. And, I'll contact the CPAN maintainer to try and understand what exactly happened to those packages.



On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 6:13 PM gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> wrote:
On Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:08:31 +0200, Cyr Bol wrote:

> I've just commited my first contribution to salsa.

Thanks and welcome to the active crowd :)

> Could you please review it to make sure I didn't break anything?
> My objective was to resolve the "uscan" error of the
> liblog-dispatch-filewriterotate-perl package.

I'm afraid the URL you used (in d/watch and d/control) is not the
best solution:
contains the version number, which means that no no release will ever
be found.

Unfortunately I don't know why the canonical URL at
doesn't exist. My hunch is some CPAN/PAUSE glitch (missing indexing
due to permissions, or something), but that would need to be resolved
at the CPAN level.
Maybe it would make sense to collect a list of non-working
URLs and ask the CPAN people about them?

 > But, while I was at it, I also reviewed the package for Debian Policy 4.1.3
> compliance (using /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz)
> and updated its "Homepage" field.

The current version is Debian Policy is 4.2.1 :)


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