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

Joerg Jaspert <joerg@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> So that got us to "It would be nice. It does not work usefully. -> It
> won't happen". And basically you can expect another hostname change to
> happen *AGAIN* in the future, should we switch from gitlab to
> whatever-is-good-then, UNLESS that hypothetical thing is about identical
> on the whole layout. THEN one can do a "switchover day is X, all repos
> and groups and whatnot will be forcefully migrated then, no user action
> needed".

.... which IMO proves that a sophisticated "layout" with namespaces or
subdirs is a bad idea for canonical URLs.

Why can't we have a flat name space with redirection


(or similar) that just redirects to the proper real location within salsa?
Our source package names are unique, so there should be no conflicts.

That would make the discovery of a certain package *much* easier than
the current structured approach.