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Re: Using uscan with VCS hosting sites

Ben Finney dijo [Wed, May 06, 2009 at 04:31:02PM +1000]:
> [no answers for this yet on ‘debian-mentors’, so trying here]
> Howdy all,
> I have an upstream for a package who has started using a VCS hosting
> site for publishing the code. It's possible they will continue to make
> tarball releases, but in case they don't at some point in the future,
> I'd like to use this as an opportunity to learn the capabilities of
> ‘uscan’.
> The package in question is ‘python-coverage’, and already has a
> ‘debian/watch’ file:
> =====
> […]
> # Current version from Ned Batchelder's site
> http://nedbatchelder.com/code/modules/coverage.html \
>     code/modules/coverage-(.*).tar.gz
> =====
> The author is now publishing their source code for this package at
> <URL:http://bitbucket.org/ned/coveragepy/>, a project hosting site using
> Mercurial for VCS. That service makes available URLs for tags in VCS
> repositories, but the tags are not in the URLs themselves, only in the
> text of the ‘A’ elements:
> (...)

Your situation seems similar to what I faced with github - I set up a
redirector at http://githubredir.debian.net/ - This takes a Git tree
as exported by Github and gives the links for each of the tags. 

Now, there are some caveats - Mainly, the orig.tar.gz files are not
_always_ identical, I guess due to timestamping differences. But it
works for me. And source code is available from the page.


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