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Re: Changed Github download URLs are affecting lots of existing watch files

On Sun, Mar 28, 2021 at 06:41:52AM +0000, Paul Wise wrote:
> The problem with it was that it was entirely separate to the
> maintainer's files so it was often different to their preferred way of
> doing things. One option for doing this more optimally would be to add
> some code to vcswatch to extract debian/watch files from the Vcs-*
> repos and pass those to UDD, which could then run uscan with the VCS
> debian/watch files where they are newer than the package.

That would be extremely helpful.
> Some additional points for the thread in general:
> I would suggest packages using GitHub are better off using the uscan
> git mode rather than the GitHub releases/tags pages, since those are
> now paginated and don't list all tags/releases.

But I do not want an uscan warning for every single commit.  Is git mode
able to distinguish random commits from official releases (tags)?  I'm
using git mode only for the case that upstream refuses to use tags or
is not reliably tagging releases (and I consider this only the second
if not third best option).

Kind regards



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