[Bug 185988] New: ftp.kde.org unstable "releases" have ever-changing structure and filenames

Henrik Pauli ralesk at muszaki.info
Mon Mar 2 18:03:25 UTC 2009


           Summary: ftp.kde.org unstable "releases" have ever-changing
                    structure and filenames
           Product: www.kde.org
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kde-www at kde.org
        ReportedBy: ralesk at muszaki.info

Version:            (using Devel)
OS:                Linux
Installed from:    Compiled sources

I noticed that you regularly release source packages in the unstable folder of
the KDE ftp.

However, both the structure and the file names are always quite different,
which makes it tedious to automatise downloads and builds of these.

In Stable, it's usually the following:

In Unstable, 4.2.63 had this:

4.2.65, 4.2.61 and 4.2.60 have this:

while 4.1.96 had the same format as Stable directories.

I think it might be a good idea to follow the Stable directories’ format
everywhere, and if you consider the SVN revision important, it might be written
in a separate file (as all such “released” tarballs are of the same revision

For me, it would definitely help.  All I’d need to change is the version number
and nothing about the URL to acquire the files from.  For you, it’s likely not
much of a task, in fact might be easier to release things in the same format
than in a different one.  For other people who package, I don’t know, but
seeing from .spec files, it might be helpful for them too.

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