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

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 12:56:30PM +0100, Alexander Wirt wrote:
> > 
> > On the other hand the current timing does not allow for a probably
> > complex implementation and a http redirect which is even implemented[2]
> > can help to relax the situation we are currently facing.  I admit I
> > expected the kind of response since it seems related but my posting was
> > targetting to help for the next couple of monthes and not for discussing
> > something that will hopefully implemented in the next couple of years.  
> This was not was you were asking for. The temporary workaround is there (the
> redirector), but that doesn't mean your vcs entries are right. The lintian
> check is right.

Or rather lintian reflects the current status that was forced by the
Alioth to Salsa migration.  May be somebody can explain me in very
simple words why we can not point anonscm.d.o to salsa.d.o once Alioth
is shut down.

> We expect you to fix those entries with the next upload and
> thats where the check is coming in.

*We expect you to fix* is some quite unusual wording that's very rarely
used on this list.

> And by the way: I implemented the
> redirector especially for you.

While I'm especially thanking you for this service (and the Salsa
migration in general) I feel really shy if you say it was done
"especially" for me.  I consider the wording "motivated by a mail of
mine" more appropriate considering the facts:

AliothRewriter(master) $ git shortlog -s -n | head -n 10
   265  Alexander Wirt
    17  Andreas Tille
    15  Boris Pek
    15  Daniel Kahn Gillmor
    13  Anton Gladky
    13  Mattia Rizzolo
     8  Andreas Metzler
     7  Maximiliano Curia
     7  Salvatore Bonaccorso
     7  Stuart Prescott
AliothRewriter(master) $ git shortlog -s -n | wc -l

> P.S. There will be a longer answer from someone of the alioth team, I am just
> too tired to explain that all again. 

Your mail sounds a bit like you are tired from the migration so once
again:  I'm very happy about all the good work the migration team did so
far.  Unfortunately I have somehow met a sore point with the anonscm.d.o
redirection which is not intended.  I'm just not that happy to reupload
close to 1000 packages[1] when not understanding the technical need for
doing this.

My personal policy is:  I will not change Vcs fields until cme is doing
this for me and I do not give up the hope that some redirect will be

Kind regards


[1] https://people.debian.org/~eriberto/udd/uploaders_ranking.html