Merges - Pinging Previous Uploaders

Ming Hua minghua at
Sun Jul 15 22:35:49 BST 2007

On Sun, Jul 15, 2007 at 01:20:16PM +0200, Michael Bienia wrote:
> The advantage of a file in the source package is that one has it
> automatically when one fetches the source.
> But the big disadvantage is that one needs an upload to update that
> file.

As a compromise, packages using VCS for packaging can say in the file,
"The packaging is maintained in $VCS, please always check $VCS_URL
before you update this package".

> If the package has a bzr branch one could update the file there but most
> packages haven't a bzr branch yet. And what about package which are in a
> Debian VCS?
> I don't know what the best solution for this but it should work for both
> main and universe packages easily.


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