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Re: Using uscan with VCS hosting sites

Hi Ben,

Ben Finney wrote:
> So, how do I go from “the URL for the project source is
> <URL:http://bitbucket.org/ned/coveragepy/>”, to a ‘debian/watch’ file
> that will enable ‘uscan’ to discover the current version is
> ‘coverage-3.0b2’, and its original source tarball is downloadable from
> <URL:http://bitbucket.org/ned/coveragepy/get/79dd373074de.gz>?

I can't think of any way to do what you want with version 2/3 watch files.
It should be possible to do it once the version four watch files spec is
established and implemented, as I do plan to add support to extract the
version information from a plain text (or anything that can be parsed as
plain text) file and later build a url with it. I must say that I haven't
yet decided how to do that, as I guess some would need to extract the base
url from some other page, or find the final link based on the version on
some other page, or so.

What you want is basically #395439 plus a feature that could be used to
build links out of freshmeat's xml data.

Raphael Geissert

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