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




On Thu, 2018-03-22 at 15:40 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> I'm not sure now if this also has been said before, but I'm happy to
> repeat it in any case. :) 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 I'll happily take outdated data than no data any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 day, because usually you can use that outdated data to trace your way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.

I believe I understand your point of view, but I still disagree.

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