Re: [RFC] fixing sourceforge watch files
* "Adam D. Barratt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 19:11:21 +0100):
> --- scripts/uscan.1 (revision 1502)
> +++ scripts/uscan.1 (working copy)
> -# If your package is located on sourceforge, use one of the following
> -# formats to automatically use the qa.debian.org redirector, avoiding
> -# SF's difficult mirror system.
> +# If your package is located on sourceforge, you can avoid its
> +# mirror system by using the following format. Note that the trailing
> +# \?.+ is required.
> +http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/files \\
> + http://downloads.sourceforge.net/.+/audacity-src-(.+)\\.tar\\.gz\\?.+
Wouldn't it be better to end the match in "\.tar\.gz.*" instead of (an
explicit \? and) '.+'? That way, watch files wouldn't break should SF
choose to drop the query strings entirely. Avoiding the mirror_picker.php
URLs should already be provided by anchoring the match at
Also keeping the "avoid its mirror system" phrase in the comment seems
misleading without the qa.debian.org redirector reference. AIUI, SF's
mirror system will still be used, just a mirror picked automatically
without the intermediary page. Plus, this seems to be the default now,
not a tricky circumvention.
And perhaps the fact that sf.net URLs were special-cased and
automatically rewritten by uscan in the past should stay mentioned even
if the feature should be removed, to help interpreting old watch files.
P.S.: IANADD, and: Just my 2ct :)
Fabian "zzz" Pietsch - http://www.canvon.de/