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

On Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 03:40:21PM +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> [...] I'd very strongly object to completely moving
> those fields out of the source packages, because it means when you get
> or have a source package lying around then it's missing important
> metadata and it stops being standalone, which would require checking
> somewhere online, and you might first need to infer which distro/repo
> was this coming from. I'll happily take outdated data than no data any
> day, because usually you can use that outdated data to trace your way
> to the current one, not so if it's missing.
> Yes, it might be silly to have to upload a package just and only to
> update that information, or having that data being permanently
> out-of-date on stable. But this problem can be easily solved already,
> the archive, and most (if not all!?) repo managers have had the
> concept of overrides for a very long time, starting with things like
> dpkg-scanpackages/dpkg-scansources!

Thanks, Guillem, you got my convinced by these (to me, new) arguments.


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