Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sun, 2009-03-15 at 18:15 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> However, I don't think this helps with the original problem on the
>> thread where upstream uses only a VCS. I think that's a bad idea, but
>> some upstreams do it, and right now uscan doesn't handle that sort of
>> case (and it's rather outside its current purpose).
> Sure it does:
> # Upstream homepage links to a file called puzzles.tar.gz which
> # redirects to puzzles-r$version.tar.gz. uscan can't check that.
> # However, this is a nightly snapshot numbered according to the SVN
> # revision number, so we can extract the version number from its web
> # view.
If there's a nightly snapshot tarball, upstream isn't *only* using a VCS.
Although, hm, maybe you could hack something like that up using gitweb's
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>