Debian Bug report logs - #719701
[PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags

Package: dpkg; Maintainer for dpkg is Dpkg Developers <debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org>; Source for dpkg is src:dpkg.

Reported by: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:15:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: patch

Done: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>

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From: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: [PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:12:51 +0200
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Package: dpkg
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Dear maintainer,

the attached patch allows the Vcs-Upstream-* tags:

Just as the existing Vcs-* tags, these point to a version control
repository (and corresponding browser), but for the upstream repository
instead of the Debian packaging repository.

Thanks in advance for merging.
[0001-allow-Vcs-Upstream-tags.patch (text/x-diff, attachment)]

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From: Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>
To: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>, 719701@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#719701: [PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:30:19 +0200
Hi!

On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 14:12:51 +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> Package: dpkg
> Severity: wishlist
> Tags: patch

> the attached patch allows the Vcs-Upstream-* tags:
> 
> Just as the existing Vcs-* tags, these point to a version control
> repository (and corresponding browser), but for the upstream repository
> instead of the Debian packaging repository.

Currently there's already several possible places this information can
be listed, adding yet another one does not help matters. There's also
proposals around to unify upstream information in a single place, either
in a new control file or on an external place. Also adding upstream
information to the control files seems like polluting them, as they
only contain packaging metadata.

> Thanks in advance for merging.

I don't think this is a good idea, so if there's no overwhelming
consensus in the project that this is desired, I'll be closing the
bug report in a bit.

Thanks,
Guillem



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From: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>
To: Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>, 719701@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#719701: [PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:08:16 +0200
Hi Guillem,

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
> Currently there's already several possible places this information can
> be listed, adding yet another one does not help matters. There's also
> proposals around to unify upstream information in a single place,
> either
Can you point me to these proposals please?

> in a new control file or on an external place. Also adding upstream
> information to the control files seems like polluting them, as they
> only contain packaging metadata.
Well, when working on packaging, it is very useful to have this
information in a machine-readable form to automatically set up git
repositories with a proper “upstream” remote, in order to easily merge
new versions. I really consider it part of the packaging information.

-- 
Best regards,
Michael



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From: Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>
To: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>, 719701@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#719701: [PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:46:09 +0200
On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 15:08:16 +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
> > Currently there's already several possible places this information can
> > be listed, adding yet another one does not help matters. There's also
> > proposals around to unify upstream information in a single place,
> > either

> Can you point me to these proposals please?

The information currently could be found in debian/copyright,
debian/README.source, debian/rules get-orig-source target, the
proposal to extend the debian/watch file [0] and the draft proposal
of debian/upstream (DEP12) [1].

[0] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/04/msg00087.html>
[1] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/01/msg00004.html>

Also while looking for these I stumbled over an old proposal for
exactly this which I had forgotten:

  <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/04/msg00356.html>

Given the above I'm tempted to just tag this wontfix for now and close
it as long as there's no consensus on the project about the best place
to put this. Meanwhile, for experimenting purposes one can always use
XS- field specifiers.

Thanks,
Guillem



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From: Michael Stapelberg <stapelberg@debian.org>
To: Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org>, 719701-done@bugs.debian.org, 719702-done@bugs.debian.org, 719699-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#719701: [PATCH] allow Vcs-Upstream-* tags
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:47:11 +0200
Hi Guillem,

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 15:08:16 +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
>> Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:
>> > Currently there's already several possible places this information can
>> > be listed, adding yet another one does not help matters. There's also
>> > proposals around to unify upstream information in a single place,
>> > either
>
>> Can you point me to these proposals please?
>
> The information currently could be found in debian/copyright,
> debian/README.source, debian/rules get-orig-source target, the
> proposal to extend the debian/watch file [0] and the draft proposal
> of debian/upstream (DEP12) [1].
>
> [0] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/04/msg00087.html>
> [1] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2013/01/msg00004.html>
>
> Also while looking for these I stumbled over an old proposal for
> exactly this which I had forgotten:
>
>   <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/04/msg00356.html>
>
> Given the above I'm tempted to just tag this wontfix for now and close
> it as long as there's no consensus on the project about the best place
> to put this. Meanwhile, for experimenting purposes one can always use
> XS- field specifiers.
Agreed, thus closing the relevant bugs. Thanks.

-- 
Best regards,
Michael



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