[Fedora-packaging] github URLs?

Dave Johansen davejohansen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:09:20 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 8:11 AM, Remi Collet <Fedora at famillecollet.com>

> Le 18/04/2015 22:28, Dave Johansen a écrit :
> > What's the right way to handle github URLs? Currently,
> I think Guidelines are clear.
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:SourceURL?rd=Packaging/SourceURL#Github
> "For a number of reasons (immutability, availability,
> uniqueness), you must use the full commit revision hash
> when referring to the sources."
> > I'm working on the
> > spec file for breathe and the URL is
> > https://github.com/michaeljones/breathe/archive/v4.0.0.tar.gz and the
> AFAIK, this is NOT immutable (upstream can delete/update tag) so not valid.

I believe it's true that the tag can be deleted or changed, which could
cause problems with reproducability. I changed the above URL to use the
hash of the commit and that gives the same results but with the guarantee
of being reproducible. For the sake of documentation, here's the updated
lines from the .spec:

%global owner michaeljones
%global commit0 aa95a879dccd63cfac5156bd9a303d41ea1d2490

Name:           breathe

%setup -qn %{name}-%{commit0}
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