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Re: Is there any point in loading SVN with outdated upstream source?

Hi Christophe,

On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 12:21:09PM +0200, Christophe Prud'homme wrote:
> good point. It should indeed be removed
> must have been there for a long time before I learned about the -o option
> from svn-buildpackage

thanks for the clarification.  However, my question had a more general
part:  Is it OK to simply delete upstream code of *any* package I might
stumble upon from our SVN in case I would stumble upon it = I can safely
assume it is there rather by accident?

I would really like to do so without asking maintainer / list because
usually this code can simply be restored either from upstream or from
spnapshot.debian.org - so no real harm should be caused, thought.  If a
maintainer has really good reasons to keep this code I would suggest
droping a file "README.Status" in the branch/ dir to inform others about
this fact.

Kind regards

> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:04 PM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I stumbled upon
> >
> >    svn+ssh://
> > svn.debian.org/svn/debian-science/packages/arpack/branches/upstream
> >
> > which is featuring 75MByte of code which is definitely not Debian
> > packaging related.  This code is probably wasting useless space on
> > several harddiscs of developers who have a complete checkout of Debian
> > Science SVN.  I would love if we could agree to not keep this code
> > inside SVN.  If there is really a need to keep upstream code the
> > packaging of this software should probably be moved to Git where it
> > is policy to keep upstream code anyway.
> >
> > I guess arpack is just an example and I would love if others would
> > check their packages whether some cleanup would be possible.
> >
> > Kind regards
> >
> >        Andreas.
> >
> > --
> > http://fam-tille.de


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