Re: Bug#466550: Pristine source from upstream VCS repository
Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> # 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.
> opts="filenamemangle=s/.*\?rev=(\d+).*/sgt-puzzles_$1.orig.tar.gz/,downloadurlmangle=s@.*\?rev=(\d+).*@http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/puzzles/puzzles-r$1.tar.gz@" \
> http://svn.tartarus.org/sgt/puzzles/ /sgt\?rev=(\d+)\&view=rev
> OK, so it's not exactly pretty...
It also fails in those instances where “available from a VCS” does
not mean “available as a working tree of files via HTTP”. Some VCS
repositories make *only* the revision data available, for various
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