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Re: New lintian warning: vcs-deprecated-in-debian-infrastructure




On Thu, 22 Mar 2018, Andreas Tille wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> today I realised the lintian warning:
> 
> W: libbpp-core source: vcs-deprecated-in-debian-infrastructure vcs-git https://anonscm.debian.org/git/debian-med/libbpp-core.git
> N: 
> N:    The specified Vcs-* field points to an area within the *.debian.org
> N:    infrastructure but refers to a version control system that has been
> N:    deprecated.
> N:    
> N:    After 1st May 2018, Debian will not offer hosting for any version
> N:    control system other than Git and the Alioth service will become
> N:    read-only in May 2018. Packages should migrate to Git hosting on
> N:    
> N:    For further information about salsa.debian.org, including how to add
> N:    HTTP redirects from alioth, please consult the Debian Wiki.
> N:    
> N:    Refer to
> N:    https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2017/08/msg00008.html and
> N:    https://wiki.debian.org/Salsa for details.
> N:    
> N:    Severity: normal, Certainty: certain
> N:    
> N:    Check: fields, Type: binary, udeb, source
> N: 
> 
> 
> I admit I do not agree with this and it was discussed here before.  Can
> we please agree that anonscm.debian.org remains a valid URL and stop
> starting another round of package uploads for the sake of changing Vcs
> fields.
> 
> I could live with severity of "pedantic" for the lintian issue, thought.
> However, I have not seen any argument why anonscm.d.o can not survive
> the shutdown of Alioth and remain what it was when it was invented: A
> generic Vcs URL for Debian packages no matter on what hostname the
> packages really reside.
That was announced several times and it will not reside. 

Alex