Bug#720507: .dsc field for dgit [and 1 more messages]
Thanks Ian and everybody for your comments.
Here is a simplified patch, written under the assumption of "Dgit" for the
I made the following changes:
- Removed mention that this field is only in Debian source control files and
must not be present in source package control files: it is obvious from the
sections 5.2 and 5.4, and this is not done for other fields.
- Reorganised in two paragrpahs, one for the syntax, and one for the purpose
- I removed the location of dgit-repos, and the warning that searching in
<tt>refs/dgit/</tt><var>suite</var> is too strict. To compensate, I
added an invitation to read the manual.
Altogether, I hope that my proposition strikes a good balance. The chapter 5
is the specification of the control fields, and I think that a more precide
description on Dgit's implementation would be off-topic there.
Here is the patch, what do you think of it ?
@@ -2759,6 +2759,7 @@ Package: libc6
<item><qref id="f-VCS-fields"><tt>Vcs-Browser</tt>, <tt>Vcs-Git</tt>, et al.</qre
+ <item><qref id="f-Dgit"><tt>Dgit</tt></qref></item>
<item><qref id="f-Standards-Version"><tt>Standards-Version</tt></qref> (recommend
<item><qref id="sourcebinarydeps"><tt>Build-Depends</tt> et al</qref></item>
<item><qref id="f-Package-List"><tt>Package-List</tt></qref> (recommended)</item>
@@ -3840,6 +3841,26 @@ Checksums-Sha256:
this value is assumed for paragraphs lacking this field.
+ <sect1 id="f-Dgit">
+ Folded field containing a single git commit hash, presented in
+ full, followed optionally by whitespace and other data to be
+ defined in future extensions.
+ Declares that the source package corresponds exactly to a
+ referenced commit in a Git repository available at the canonical
+ location called <em>dgit-repos</em>, used by <prgn>dgit</prgn>, a
+ bidirectional gateway between the Debian archive and Git. The
+ commit is reachable from at least one reference whose name matches
+ <tt>refs/dgit/*</tt>. See the manual page of <prgn>dgit</prgn> for
+ further details.
Have a nice week-end,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan