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Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta




Hi Paul,

On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:42:28PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Guillem Jover wrote:
> 
> > I'm also growing some URL switching fatigue when it comes to Debian's
> > git repos. And that's one of the reasons I moved all my packaging to
> > my own server some time ago.
> 
> This is just a symptom of a Debian design flaw that dates back to
> before we started using VCSen for packaging. We include information in
> the source package that can change independently of the source package
> (such as Vcs-*, Homepage, debian/watch, Maintainer/Uploaders etc).
> These should be stored externally to source packages and merged into
> the Packages/Sources files by the archive software.

Or more precisely it was a design flaw from the beginning which was
intended to be cured with the workaround of annonscm and now it seems
even this will be broken for no good reasons.

Kind regards

       Andreas.

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