Re: about debian/watch
Am Montag, den 17.08.2009, 17:36 +0000 schrieb Bart Martens:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 01:26:24PM -0300, Rogério Brito wrote:
> > On Aug 15 2009, Niels Thykier wrote:
> > > You may want to look in the "uscan"'s man page, where there is an
> > > example of how to watch files on SourceForge via http://sf.net/
> > Is there anything wrong with SF's redirector these days?
> Yes, see:
> > A package of mine has a watch file that I believe is correct and DEHS
> > was showing that the version of the package upstream was the same as the
> > one in Debian until, say, two or three days ago.
> > Now, it shows this:
> > http://dehs.alioth.debian.org/report.php?package=avr-evtd
> > Is there anything that has changed in the last few days?
> Yes, see:
I wonder, if the new file release system doesn't ease the whole thing?
If I check https://sourceforge.net/projects/$(project)/files/ I cannot
see, why we need this mirror-based search system(?).
The page itself lets us search for tarballs fitting the regex and we
only need to rewrite the download location (and could even use!)
A watch file can simply use this:
The only thing is, that I have to fix the filename from "download" being
"$(package)-$(version).tar.gz". IMHO uscan should be able to easily do
this itself, when using
as URL. SF is AFAIK still working on the relrease system, so things
might still change, but the new system looks much easier to handle for