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Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> 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
tarball downloader....

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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