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Re: Debian Policy 4.1.4.0 released




Sean Whitton <spwhitton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 07 2018, Ole Streicher wrote:
>
>> Adam Borowski <kilobyte@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> get-orig-source merely isn't described by the Policy any more, it is
>>> no different from an arbitrary private target you have in
>>> debian/rules.
>>
>> Sure, but why do we give up a common rule? I think the cases where
>> d/watch does not work are not so rare (at least I have quite a number
>> of them), and keeping them unified is not the worst thing we can do.
>
> See discussion in #515856.

Maybe I didn't read it too carefully, but I didn't find the argument why
get-orig-source is not kept for the cases where uscan doesn't do the
job.

And when I extrapolate from my packages, this is not an exceptionally
rare case.

Best regards

Ole