apt-get source changes for packages maintained in VCS

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Aug 5 19:54:35 BST 2007

On Sunday 05 August 2007 13:44, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> writes:

> > Perhaps what is needed is an apt-get vcs option that pulls the latest
> > from the relevant VCS and a notice (not a warning requiring confirmation)
> > with apt-get source so that people who want the repository source can get
> > it without disruption and the people who want the non-released updates
> > can get them.
> And now I think I understand and agree with you. I do consider that notice
> about the VCS repository a very important piece of information. I think
> that this confirmation should be configurable, however I'm undecided if
> it should default to on or off.

Yes.  It does sound like we were having some communication difficulties.  
Thank you for sticking with it.  

I agree that it's an important piece of information and have no objection if a 
notice of the VCS source is present as part of the apt-get source interface, 
but it is just a piece of information.  The download should not be stopped 
and the user should not have to confirm this piece of information.

Scott K

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