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Re: dh-r changes (Was: A common group on salsa.debian.org for R packages ?)

On Tue, Jan 09, 2018 at 09:10:48PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > However note that we have a difficulty for new packages. Suppose that you
> > introduce a new r-cran-foo package, what URL are you going to use?
> I am also not excited by one more round of VCS URL updates.

I guess nobody is ...

> (But I am
> very excited by the availability of a GitLab server for Debian.)

> In case the final decision of the anonscm and salsa admins is to require
> for an URL update, I would tend to wait that `cme fix dpkg-contol`,
> which I run when I touch an old package, would start to do the work for me.

Very sensible.  For the said r-cran-xts package I actually used
fake-anonscm URLs to let cme work and re-added the salsa ones.  I
confirm that cme defines a standard I'd love to keep.

> In that sense, I think that it is fine to only update the behaviour of
> dh-r once other pieces of the ecosystem (cme, lintian, ...) make the
> transition.

Kind regards



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