[DRE-maint] Website page "Retrieving Upstream Sources"

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Tue Mar 20 08:25:15 CET 2007

On 19/03/07 at 22:07 +0100, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
>  Hello everyone !
>  I've just had a look at the 'Retrieving Upstream Sources' page:
> http://pkg-ruby-extras.alioth.debian.org/ruby-pkg-tools/sources.html
>  I seem to recall some discussion a few months ago whether we should
> stop using the pkg-ruby-get-sources tool, as its functionality is
> basically provided by uscan. However, I can't remember if a consensus
> was reached in favor of any of the options... If uscan should be
> favored, though, an update for the website is needed (I'll do it, if
> you don't mind).

Hi Vincent,

As far as I know, the current policy is correctly documented on the
There are two ways to find the upstream sources:

   1. Using the package’s watch file. This is the preferred method.
   2. Using the pkg-ruby-extras.sources file, described below. This
      should only be used for packages where watch files are not a
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