On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 09:05:25AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Oct 2016, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > > I use the PTS feature of looking up historical source packages quite a
> > > > lot, so it would be a shame if it went away with the transition to the
> > > > tracker.
> > >
> > > Fine. Let's record this as a wishlist then. Patches welcome as usual.
> > >
> > > It might even be not too hard to implement. For example by checking the
> > > number of associated news before deciding that we want to consider a
> > > binary lookup...
> > I'm cloning my main point, which is slightly different, into a
> > separate bug.
> > It should not be too hard to implement a src: syntax that disables the
> > "if no source package is found try to find a binary package with that
> > name" fallback for special cases where an error page is better than
> > this fallback.
> /pkg/foo is already a "source" lookup so it would be confusing to
> introduce a "/pkg/src:foo" lookup. But we can add a query parameter,
> like "/pkg/foo?fallback=none" to implement this.
I agree that this is a better syntax.
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