[pkg-go] Bug#811565: [uscan] git mode: allow for scanning repositories without tags

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Fri Oct 13 17:06:24 UTC 2017

Almost a month has passed. What’s the current status? The pkg-go group
is still eagerly waiting for this. If there is any way we can help,
please let us know.

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 3:04 AM, Osamu Aoki <aoki.osamu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 01:20:22PM +0800, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I want to know if it's still possible to support GitHub's commit via
>> different way, rather than do a `git clone`.
>> I find GitHub has RSS feed for the commit, the url is like
>> https://github.com/Debian/dh-make-golang/commits/master.atom
>> So uscan can parse that xml feed, and get the commit data, id, and
>> finally forms the download link like
>> https://github.com/Debian/dh-make-golang/archive/71736daa55a06e466cdcc6c0347f5b9489471fe3.tar.gz,
>> and the version is 0.0~git<date>.<short commit id>
>> Besides, the RSS feed url is not an API url, and will not have the API
>> rate problem.
> Good.
>> That's simpler than doing `git clone` locally, though the shortage is
>> site specific.
>> BTW, gitlab also provides such feed, the url format is like
>> https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inkscape/commits/master?format=atom
> I have been busy with other higher priority issues with devscripts
> lately.
> There are two types of git archives.  I don't want to make unorganized
> addition.  Please let me have some time on this.  It is living in my
> private git now.
> Osamu

Best regards,

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