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Wdebian-watch-lacks-sourceforge-redirector

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.113.26. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.113.0 release tag in our Git repository.

You can find the detection logic for this version at commit 43a81d7. For merge requests, please use the latest version in the Lintian check debian/watch.

Visibility: warning

Renamed from:

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.

For more information please consult:

The following 5 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 5 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 3 overrides. The tag performed 40% of the time.