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Wdebian-watch-lacks-sourceforge-redirector

Tag versions

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.104.260. That is the most recent version we know about.

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.

Visibility: warning

Check: debian/watch

Renamed from:

The following 7 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 7 times.

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 57% of the time.