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

On Fri, 29 Dec 2017, Andreas Tille wrote:

> 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.
if you think so, you have now idea. 
Please propose a solution for reusing the name without breaking renamed and
not yet migrated repos. 

Of course you are now one year to late.