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Re: Help for watch file

On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 09:53:20AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> >> 16 packages use it, there should be none.
> >
> > May I ask why ?
> It should be pretty obvious: less work for Debian and others:
> less work for ...
> ...

But more work for package maintainers because these redirectors are
quite useful to keep your watch file simple (and thus less error prone).
For me the reasoning to not have a googlecode redirector while having sf
and githup redirector does not sound logical except if your include all
redirectors in general into this.

> Probably the best
> way to deal with that is to add code to uscan to do add the right opts
> rather than creating redirect sites. It looks like even sf.net could
> now be automatically scanned with the right downloadurlmangle and
> filenamemangle options.

This would be cool because it would make my "more work for package
maintainers" argument moot by solving your arguments as well.

Kind regards and thanks for the clarification



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