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Re: autmatically generated watch file

On Sun, 2007-08-05 at 20:32 +0300, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Could we, perhaps, instead do some action to have the watch files
> maintained somewhere centrally, instead of embedding information that
> will get outdated in packages?
> debian/copyright tells us where the code for the package was retrieved
> from. A watch file needs to tell us where the next version can be
> retrieved from and that is best maintained somewhere outside a static
> package, I think.

I fail to understand your comment.

You mean, we shouldn't use watch files within packages? That's possible,
of course, but it's the maintainers' job to inform QA or any other group
of monkeys where future release should be fetched. The static package of
course will point at a dynamic location, anyway.

How could we avoid watch files to get outdated anyway? It can get
outdated from inside or outside the package. It's better to be inside
the package anyway.

David Moreno Garza <damog@espiral.org.mx> | http://www.damog.net/
 Poor Mexico: So far from God, so close to the United States.

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