Re: $FOO-Forge sites and ‘uscan’
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Ben Finney <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am looking at a package whose source files are published at
> <URL:http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=32627> which
> appears to be a $FOO-Forge site. This means we get the joy of opaque
> download links, no good for ‘uscan’.
> Does every one of these beasts need a separate redirector for ‘uscan’ to
> work with it? Or is there some better way to set up the ‘debian/watch’
> file for such a package's upstream source?
Options in this case:
Talk to kde-look.org and get them to stop using opaque download links
or add a view with non-opaque download links.
Talk to limitland.de/comixcursors folks and get them to expose a
directory listing where they put all their tarballs. Currently they
put them all in limitland.de/ but limitland.de/comixcursors/files/ or
similar might be better.
Setup a kdelook-redirector.debian.net website to work around this.
Enhance uscan to be able to follow links and search for links on the
Manually checking for new releases every now and then.