Lintian Reports

W debian-watch-file-should-use-sf-redirector

All reports of debian-watch-file-should-use-sf-redirector for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The watch file specifies a SourceForge page or download server directly. This is not recommended; SourceForge changes their download servers and website periodically, requiring watch files to be modified every time. Instead, use the qa.debian.org redirector by using the magic URL:

      http://sf.net/<project>/<tar-name>-(.+)\.tar\.gz
    

replacing <project> with the name of the SourceForge project and <tar-name> with the name of the tarball distributed within that project. Adjust the filename regex as necessary.

Refer to the uscan(1) manual page for details.

Severity: normal, Certainty: certain

Check: debian/watch, Type: source

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