How to write a debian/watch
rohangarg at ubuntu.com
Sat Aug 10 06:47:26 UTC 2013
> After hanging out at the motu channel for a bit, I was recommended to write
> a watch file. Now, what exactly does it do, and how can I use it? Fetch the
> up-to-date dependencies? I guess that would mean a line per dependency.
A watch file specifies where to look for new upstream releases of a source,
uscan  is a tool that parses the watch file and downloads the latest
tarball if there is a newer release. A watch file does NOT fetch the
dependencies of a source itself (assuming that is what you meant in your
original mail). Watch files are also used by UEHS  to show packages that can
be updated in Ubuntu. The equivalent site for Debian would be DEHS 
Note that you also should read up on uupdate  and this 
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