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Re: source audit



On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:30:06 +0530, Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:

> > According to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/SourceURL:
> >
> > http://downloads.sourceforge.net/%{name}/%{name}-%{version}.tar.gz
> 
> One of my packages, gnome-password-generator, does not follow this. It
> uses http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gnome-password/%{name}-%{version}.tar.gz
> 
> Is it fine?

Sure. Macros in there are just out of convenience for the packager.
Being able to point a non-interactive download tool (e.g. curl, wget)
and fetch the tarball [from one of sourceforge's servers] directly is
the goal. With other urls, the interactive SF.net mirror chooser makes
that impossible.


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