What to do if upstream disappears?

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Jun 24 13:29:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 03:49:18 -0700,
  Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
> On 06/23/2011 06:38 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > The sirius project web page has vanished and I haven't been able to find
> > a new one. Should I comment out the old URL and source0 definitions
> > and have source0 just be the archive name?
> >
> > Other than needing a DSO linking fix, the game seems to work, so I don't
> > see a need to drop the package.
> On 06/23/2011 06:23 AM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Yes. remove the url and add a comment on the spec
> I'd suggest commenting out the URL line rather than removing it. (Maybe 
> that's what you meant by "add a comment", rather than just a "upstream 
> is dead" style comment.)  Even a dead URL is sometimes useful, since 
> there may be snapshots in archive.org.

My interpretation of Rahul's suggestion was to add a comment about why the
URL definition is commented out, rather than a suggestion to remove it
instead of commenting it out.

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