map download link to distname

Rainer Müller raimue at
Wed Apr 7 14:38:44 UTC 2021

On 07/04/2021 08.04, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2021, at 10:44, Rainer Müller wrote:
>> On 06/04/2021 01.39, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Regarding the specific download link you mentioned,, I see that link on the graphviz web site at but I don't know where they got it. I can't find that link within their gitlab site. I don't know whether that is what in github parlance would be called a release download or whether it is yet another different type of download which is specific to gitlab for which there is not an equivalent within github.
>> This is also the first time I have seen this. Apparently graphviz publishes this
>> as a "package" on GitLab, which contains artifacts archived after CI pipeline
>> runs. You can locate the resulting files via the "Package Registry" section in
>> the menu.
> Yes, I found "Package Registry" in the GitLab menu, but all I found there was tons of development version artifacts. I could not see a way to show stable version artifacts.

You are right, the list is long, I should have mentioned more details.

I discovered that a descending sort order by version causes 2.46.1 and 2.47.0 to
show up on top. The development builds all use a lower 0.0.<gitsha1> version number.

This way graphviz publishes their tarballs seems rather unique. I have a
suspicion that this is not actually the way this GitLab functionality is meant
to be used. I would not add functionality for this special case to the gitlab
port group unless we discover more projects that use it like this.


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