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On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:46:39 +0200
Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...> wrote:
> BTW: if upstream has an proper VCS and an canonical tagging
> scheme, they don't actually have to create release tarballs,
> just hack up a little script which creates them on-the-fly
> from an canonical URL scheme (eg. oss-qm does exactly that).
Down that path lies madness. There's no guarantee that you'll get the
same tarball if you request the same URL twice in a row, particularly
if you're using one of those new-fangled new compression schemes.