source tar archive is missing 'RELEASE' file

Due to our own build system I wanted to build syncthing from source by downloading the tar.gz archive from github.:${PKGVERSION}.tar.gz

My build now calls itself “unknown-dev” because there is no RELEASE file in the archive. And since it’s not git getGitVersion() also fails.

Is it possible to add the RELEASE file to the archives ?

No. That archive is generated by GitHub, and there’s no way to control what it contains.

Grab the archive which is published as part of the release process instead:${PKGVERSION}/syncthing-source-v${PKGVERSION}.tar.gz . Bonus: that one’s got a signature you can verify.

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aaah… cool. thanks! works perfectly.

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