GitHub Hosted upstream 'Source0'

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Wed Feb 16 11:24:16 UTC 2011

Dne 16.2.2011 02:24, Tom Lane napsal(a):
> Ken Dreyer<ktdreyer at>  writes:
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:22 PM, BJ Dierkes
>> <wdierkes at>  wrote:
>>> I'm wondering how other people have resolved these issues for projects using
>>> GitHub as the upstream Source0 download provider.
>>> Finally, debian has a web app to resolve these issues at:
>> Cool idea, although it feels a bit like using some sort of URL
>> shortener. I wish GitHub would just fix their stuff.
> Seems like really we should lobby GitHub to provide download URLs that
> specify the full file name.  There's no advantage to the way they are
> doing it, AFAICS, and it's not obvious what file format you will get
> from their URLs.  ("zipball" seems a particularly poor choice here
> --- personally I'd have thought it meant a .zip archive ...)
> 			regards, tom lane

Have you already asked GitHub or is it just what we should? Also Kevin 
notes should be mentioned. I believe they can do something about it.


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