[debian-mysql] Adding Vcs to debian/control?

Christian Hammers ch at debian.org
Tue Nov 20 17:11:53 UTC 2007


I've just seen this in the d-d-a news. Norbert, do you want to add this in to
the control file for the upcoming upload?



Vcs-* fields in debian/control

If your package is managed in a VCS, you should indicate where the
repository is located in the Vcs-<Kind> field. If the content of the
repository can be browsed on the web, you should indicate the URL in the
Vcs-Browser field.

The fields officially supported by dpkg are:

    * Vcs-Arch (arch and baz)
    * Vcs-Bzr (bazaar)
    * Vcs-Cvs
    * Vcs-Darcs
    * Vcs-Git
    * Vcs-Hg (Mercurial)
    * Vcs-Mtn (Monotone)
    * Vcs-Svn (Subversion) 

Here are some examples:

Vcs-Browser: http://ikiwiki.info/cgi-bin/viewvc.cgi/trunk/?root=ikiwiki
Vcs-Svn: svn://svn.kitenet.net/ikiwiki/trunk

This was implemented in dpkg 1.14.6.

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