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

On Thu, 22 Mar 2018, Andreas Tille wrote:

> 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.
Because it wouldn't work. URLs wouldn't magically work and on the other hand
the redirector will just stop working.