On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 03:18:32PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote: > On Sun, Apr 08, 2018 at 10:58:53AM +0200, Ole Streicher wrote: > > > > > > Imho Sean's last mail sums it up pretty well > > > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=515856#94 > > > > I have read this, but it does not convince me. My rule to get the > > upstream packagage was always: use uscan, if d/watch exists, otherwise > > use get-orig-source. Sounds pretty simple and straigt-forward. If it > > fails, I had a starting point where to debug (usually just a missing > > dep). I see no reaso why this should be given up. > > I agree with Ole. While I took over some ideas from this thread how to > get rid of some get-orig-source targets by using mode=git I think it > makes perfectly sense to define a target name that should be used in > case uscan can not be used exclusively to fetch upstream source. I can > not see in how far definition of the target name will harm - but from > the point of team maintenance it helps to know where to look first to > download a new upstream version. > > BTW, I have standardized all my packages to > > get-orig-source: > . debian/get-orig-source > > In other words: I'm fine with removing the target in rules and replace > it by: > > If there are reasons why uscan can not fetch the upstream source it > is recommended to provide a script debian/get-orig-source .
I wonder, maybe uscan could support debian/get-orig-source as a last resort ? Cheers, -- Bill. <ballo...@debian.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.