[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

upstream field in package description


I would like to ask for adding a new field to Debian package descriptions 
which defines the upstream source of a package, that is the location where 
the original sources were downloaded and probably optional as another field 
the upstream authors, like:

Upstream-Source: http://www.getithere.org
Upstream-Author: Foo Crew <foocrew@getithere.org>

IMO at least the upstream source field should become mandatory for Debian 
packages in future. On some packages it's really not that easy to trace back 
the original upstream source, because not every maintainer is adding that to 
the copyright or README.Debian file.

What do you think?

Best regards
Christian Schoenebeck

Reply to: