Re: New lintian warning: vcs-deprecated-in-debian-infrastructure
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:03:46 +0100
- From: Alexander Wirt <formorer@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: New lintian warning: vcs-deprecated-in-debian-infrastructure
On Thu, 22 Mar 2018, Andreas Tille wrote:
> 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: 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: 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: For further information about salsa.debian.org, including how to add
> N: HTTP redirects from alioth, please consult the Debian Wiki.
> 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: Severity: normal, Certainty: certain
> N: Check: fields, Type: binary, udeb, source
> 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
> 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.