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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

https://git.debian.org/<package>

(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.

Best

Ole