[Pkg-fonts-devel] Question about watch-file

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Mon Jul 7 14:30:57 UTC 2008

Mauro Lizaur <lavaramano at gmail.com> writes:

> The thing is that the format of the url [1] is something similar to
> http://host/release.zip where you can't see if it has a new release
> or anything.

It can't hurt to ask upstream to make release archives with the
version string in the filename. That would be the ideal situation, and
you could then encode that in the 'debian/watch' file.

> And i don't know if i should add a lintian-override,

Rather than an override, you can simply add a 'debian/watch' file that
has (only) comments explaining the current situation.

> add a watch file with the url [1] anyway

That wouldn't be any use. An empty watch file (with comments) is
better than this.

> or to contact the upstream author and ask him if he could change the
> URL to something where the watch file can tell if there's a new
> version.

Best of luck with this.

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