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 redirector by using the magic URL:<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: watch-file, Type: source

Evolution of the debian-watch-file-should-use-sf-redirector Lintian tag over the past 366 days:

The beforementioned graph for the debian-watch-file-should-use-sf-redirector tag

Emitted (non-overridden): 4, overridden: 5, total: 9

The package names link to the relevant maintainer page and the corresponding report for the source package. The links go to the full maintainer report page, which includes info and experimental tags and overridden tags, rather than the default page that shows only errors and warnings.

freeplane 1.7.2-1 (source) (Debian Java Maintainers <>) overridden

libmcrypt 2.5.8-3.3 (source) (RISKO Gergely <>) overridden

log4cpp 1.1.3-1 (source) (A. Maitland Bottoms <>)

mcrypt 2.6.8-4 (source) (Debian QA Group <>) overridden

pam-python 1.0.6-1 (source) (Russell Stuart <>) overridden

pvpgn 1.8.5-2.1 (source) (Radu Spineanu <>) overridden

pybliographer 1.3.2-1.2 (source) (Chris Lawrence <>)

sntop 1.4.3-4 (source) (Fredrik Steen <>)

upslug2 11-5 (source) (Gordon Farquharson <>)